This natural supplement contains L. acidophilus, with Bifidobacterium infantis & bifidum - the dominant cultures in healthy infants & kids. Contains no added sugar or flavourings.
What's it for? A natural supplement from OptiBac, for infants and children.
Who's it for? For infants & children from birth to 12 years, and for pregnant & breastfeeding women.
Each sachet: Provides 3 billion live cultures + 0.75g of FOS fibres, guaranteed until end of expiry.
OptiBac 'For babies & children'
From birth onwards, 'For babies & children' (formerly known as 'For your child's health') from OptiBac can be given as a natural supplement.
OptiBac 'For babies & children' is completely free from sugars, artificial flavours & colourings which can be found in other children's supplements and foods containing live cultures.
At OptiBac they specialise entirely in friendly bacteria, and only use strains of the highest quality, with extensive research behind them.
More about 'For babies & children'
The types of natural bacteria that reside in an infant's or child's intestines are very different from the types found in adulthood. Bifidobacterium infantis and Bifidobacterium bifidum are the dominant and most important beneficial cultures found in healthy infants and children during their early years; this product contains both of these bacteria, in strains which have been tested to survive stomach acidity and bile salts. This supplement contains a third type of natural bacteria, Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52, which has been scientifically shown to survive stomach acidity and to reach the gut alive. At OptiBac they appreciate the importance of using various species and strains of natural bacteria - these three strains will target different areas of the gut as opposed to just one. Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), makes this product naturally high in fibre.
Having an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in the gut is thought, by some, to be related to digestion and immunity for infants and children, in particular in: formula-fed babies, babies and children on antibiotics, babies delivered by Caesarean section, children with regular colds and flus, and babies & children with digestive problems such as colic, diarrhoea, constipation and lactose intolerance, as well as those with allergies and skin irritations such as eczema.
The product is enclosed in a 3 layer laminated sachet for maximum protection against heat and humidity.
This product has been clinically trialled.
'For babies & children' can easily be mixed with your child's favourite foods or drinks. This OptiBac supplement can be taken with formula milk when it is at room temperature, but not when warmed (as heat reduces the viability of natural bacteria.) For breastfed babies, powder can be applied to nipple or clean finger for baby to suckle.
Take as following, or as professionally directed:
- Infants from birth to 3 years: one sachet per day.
- Children 4 years to 12 years: one-to-two sachets per day as desired.
- Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers: one sachet per day.
- Adults & children should ideally drink plenty of water during a course of live cultures.
- Best taken with a meal, preferably with breakfast.
- OptiBac will not cause dependency, and can safely be taken on an ongoing basis.
Live cultures are not recommended for those with serious medical conditions eg. those who are severely immunosuppressed, have pancreatitis, are in the ICU, have melaena, have a central venous catheter, infants with short bowel syndrome, or to patients with open wounds following major surgery; unless under a doctor's care. Furthermore, pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking Saccharomyces boulardii, 'For travelling abroad', or natural plant extracts as in 'For daily immunity'.
- Additional Information
Christmas 2019: Final Posting Dates
Next Working Day Delivery Service - Orders placed by 9.00am on Monday 23rd December 2019 will be delivered on Christmas Eve (24th December);
Standard (1-2 Working Day) Delivery Service - Orders placed by 9.00am on Thursday 19th December 2019 will be delivered before Christmas;
Economy Delivery Service - Orders placed by 9.00am on Tuesday 17th December 2019 will be delivered before Christmas.
Where we deliver
We deliver all over the UK and Ireland.
Orders less than £50 in value:
- If you’re in the UK (including Northern Ireland) economy delivery is just £2.99. If you require a faster delivery service, our standard (approximately 2 working days) service is £4.99. We offer an express service which is priced at £8.99.
Orders more than £50 in value:
- If you’re in the UK our economy service is free. If you require a faster delivery service, our standard (approximately 2 working days) service is £1.99. We offer an express service which is priced at £3.99.
Delivery to the Republic of Ireland starts at £5.99, with free delivery available when your order is to the value of £50 or greater.
All orders to the value of £50.00 or greater will receive free economy delivery.
Next Day Delivery
Orders placed on a Next Working Day basis are delivered by Royal Mail (using their Special Delivery service), or by courier. Please see our Delivery Information page for further details. Our Next Working Day Delivery service is only applicable to orders placed before noon, and excludes delivery at weekends, and on a public/bank holiday.
Please note that due to the Air Navigation (Dangerous Goods) Regulations, we can post a maximum of:
- 2 aerosols per order;
- 4 fragrances or nail polishes per order.
Orders placed containing quantities exceeding this cannot be processed in full. Please see our Delivery Information page (Dangerous Goods section) for further details.