Expert blend of probiotics & prebiotics for babies & children. This formula contains L. acidophilus, with Bifidobacterium infantis & bifidum - the dominant probiotic cultures in healthy infants & kids. Contains no added sugar or flavourings.
What's it for?
Probiotic & Prebiotic to support healthy digestion & natural defences in infants and children.
Who's it for?
For babies, infants & children from 6 months to 12 years old. Also for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers looking to support their child's health.
Each sachet provides
3 billion live probiotic cultures + 0.75g of prebiotic fibres.
For babies, infants & children
From 6 months onwards, introducing For your child's health probiotic into your child's diet supports digestive health and natural immune defences. Medical research shows that good probiotic levels helps support digestion, immunity and energy for infants and children, in particular:
- Formula-fed babies
- Babies, infants & children during and after antibiotics
- Infants delivered by Caesarean section
- Premature infants
- Babies and children with digestive problems such as colic, diarrhoea, constipation and lactose intolerance
- Babies & children with allergies and skin irritations such as eczema
Antibiotics in infants and children may result in unhealthy intestinal conditions, as antibiotics deplete normal levels of probiotic bacteria. Imbalanced levels of bacteria can manifest in the form of allergies and digestive problems in children; whereas healthy probiotic levels can contribute to their overall health and wellbeing.
A healthy balance of probiotics in the intestines provides specific enzymes needed in the digestion of particular substances, production of B complex vitamins and vitamin K, and improves the absorption and uptake of minerals and nutrients in the diet, including calcium which is very important during the early years of growth.
Introducing OptiBac Probiotics For your child's health into your child's diet supports the development of friendly probiotic bacteria promoting good digestive health and encouraging natural immune defences.
Furthermore, this children's formula by OptiBac Probiotics is completely free from sugars, artificial flavours, colours, preservatives and additives which can be found in many other childrens probiotics.
Pregnant and nursing mothers can take For your child's health during pregnancy and breastfeeding to support healthy levels of the ideal types of beneficial probiotic bacteria for their baby's health, including Lactobacillus acidophilus and B. infantis.
At the time of birth, if the mother has good levels of friendly bacteria, these will be passed to the baby during birth! As the baby passes through the birth canal, it literally swallows good bacteria from the mother, and this acts as a natural booster for the child's immunity and general wellbeing. Many pregnant women take OptiBac Probiotics For your child's health during pregnancy for this purpose.
Following birth, the infant's microflora is influenced by diet (breast milk or formula), environment, and medication such as antibiotics. The natural development of the probiotic Bifidobacteria in infants is favoured by breast-feeding; studies have found higher concentrations of Bifidobacterium infantis and Bifidobacterium bifidum in breast-fed infants as opposed to babies bottle-fed with formulas. Many nursing mothers take For your child's health while breastfeeding to help support their child's levels of friendly bacteria during this time.
How does For your child's health work?
The types of probiotic that naturally reside in an infant's or child's intestines are very different from the types found in adulthood and old age. Bifidobacterium infantis and Bifidobacterium bifidum are the dominant and most important beneficial probiotic cultures found in healthy infants and children during their early years; both strains have unique benefits in supporting digestion, immunity and resistance to infection.
Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52 is a key strain clinically proven to survive stomach acidity and to reach the gut in a viable condition where it can ameliorate the overall digestive health of your child. The prebiotic, FOS, in For your child's health helps maintain high levels of Bifidobacteria by acting as a food source for the probiotics to survive and flourish in the intestines.
At OptiBac Probiotics we appreciate the importance of using various probiotic strains - these will target different areas of the gut as opposed to just one.
Sachets are enclosed in 3 layer laminated sachets for maximum protection against heat and humidity.
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), potato starch, Probiotic culture (Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52, Bifidobacterium infantis Rosell-33, Bifidobacterium bifidum Rosell-71).
Suitable for vegetarians.
OptiBac guarantees 3 billion live micro-organisms per vegetarian sachet of until the best before date.
For your child's health Probiotic and Prebiotic can easily be mixed with your child's favourite cold foods or beverages - avoid hot foods or fluids. This OptiBac formula can be taken with formula milk when it is at room temperature, but not when warmed as heat reduces the viability of probiotics.
- Infants from 6 to 12 months: one sachet per day or as professionally directed.
- Children 12 months and above: one to two sachets per day as needed or as professionally directed.
- Pregnant and nursing mothers: one sachet per day or as professionally directed.
Food supplements should not be given to infants under 6 months of age without the advice of a doctor.