Baby Drops

30 servings |1 month's supply

Dr Sasivimol Ahmed PhD, PG Dip (Personalised Nutrition), BSc (Food Science)
A favourite with mums; easy-to-administer drops containing a friendly bacteria strain that is incredibly well researched for babies.
Dr Sasivimol Ahmed
Dr Sasivimol Ahmed PhD, PG Dip (Personalised Nutrition), BSc (Food Science)

Who is it for?

A high-quality, liquid drops supplement especially developed for use from birth to complement the baby's natural gut flora. Suitable for vegans, Baby Drops contains Bifidobacterium breve M-16V®, which has been scientifically researched in thousands of newborns and babies.

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FREE UK delivery on orders over £40.

UK express - Monday to Friday delivery.

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  • Vegan


  • No dairy

    No dairy

  • Soy free

    Soy free

  • Gluten free

    Gluten free

  • No added sugar

    No added sugar

  • Artificial colour free

    Artificial colour free

Key benefits

Friendly bacteria for babies

Flavourless friendly bacteria drops for babies, infants and young children from birth onwards. Suitable for both breastfed and bottle-fed babies.

  • Expertly formulated friendly bacteria drops Designed to complement your baby's natural gut bacteria and gentle enough to use from birth
  • Contains the world-renowned strain Bifidobacterium breve M-16V® Highly researched in thousands of babies and young children in gold standard clinical trials and used in over 140 baby care units across the globe
  • Scientifically researched supplement Complements the gut flora naturally present in your baby’s digestive system by increasing levels of Bifidobacteria
  • Flavourless liquid drops formula Easy-to-use baby friendly bacteria drops; can be administered directly into baby’s mouth*, on a spoon or mixed into cool milk or food
  • Each bottle of Baby Drops contains a 30 day supply Just 0.3ml daily, equal to 8 drops, with an easy-to-use measure on the dropper
  • Safe alongside medication for colic and reflux Complementary product suitable to take alongside medication or supplements
  • Award-winning live cultures supplement for babies Winner of 2020 National Parenting Product Awards and Nutra Ingredients Asia Award 2019 for Ingredient of the Year: Infant Nutrition
  • Most trusted by parents Optibac is the brand of friendly bacteria supplements most trusted by parents in the UK

We also have powder sachets suitable to use from birth - view the children's range of friendly bacteria supplements.

Optibac Probiotics strains

  • Bifidobacterium breve M-16V®
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General digestive


Complements gut bacteria

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Help & advice

Our team of qualified experts are available for free personalised supplement advice. If you're not sure where to start or your needs have recently changed, please get in touch.

Louise Mason
Louise Mason BA(Hons) DipCNM Nutritional Therapist, DipCNM Naturopath, mANP

Why choose us?

We are the UK's most trusted & recommended brand of friendly bacteria supplements as determined in an independent survey of 1000 people 

We use the most researched strains of friendly bacteria in the world with each supplement designed to target individual needs and life stages.

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  • How to use

    Recommended use

    Baby Drops can be given to infants from birth to 3 years old, with the following recommendations:

    Each bottle of Baby Drops contains a 30 day supply. For best results give 0.3ml every day, as indicated on the dropper. This is equal to 8 drops daily.

    Each 0.3ml (8 drops) dosage contains a minimum of 1 billion live Bifidobacterium breve M-16V®.

    Do not exceed recommended daily dosage of 0.3ml (8 drops). If you accidentally give too much to your baby they may become more windy and feel uncomfortable. 

    Instructions for use

    Shake bottle well before each use - separation is natural.

    Discard original lid.

    Give 0.3ml as indicated on dropper (8 drops) in any of the following ways:

    • Directly into the mouth*
    • On a spoon
    • In a bottle of formula milk or expressed breast milk
    • On a clean finger (one drop at a time)
    • On the nipple (a drop or two at a time)
    • For older children, mix the drops into cool food or drinks
    • Can be given at the same time as medications for colic relief

    Do not wash the dropper.

    Storage instructions

    *Refrigerate if using dropper directly into the mouth – otherwise no refrigeration necessary when stored in a cool, dry place below 25°C. Once the bottle has been opened, use within 30 days.


    Live cultures are not recommended for those with serious medical conditions e.g. those who are severely immunosuppressed, have pancreatitis, are in the ICU, have melaena, have a central venous catheter, infants with short bowel syndrome, or patients with open wounds following major surgery; unless under a doctor's care. Keep out of reach of children.

    This is a food supplement and is not intended to prevent, treat or diagnose any medical conditions. Probiotics for colic should not be used as a substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle. If you are taking any medications or have a serious medical condition, consult a doctor before use. Optibac supplements will not cause dependency and may be used on an ongoing basis.

  • Ingredients


    Medium chain triglyceride oil (plant source); Live cultures: Bifidobacterium breve M-16V®; Emulsifier: mono and diglycerides of fatty acids (plant source).

    Net volume: 10 ml

    Contains 1 billion live cultures per serving.


    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    • No Dairy
    • Soy free
    • Gluten free
    • No added sugars
    • Free from artificial flavourings, colourings and preservatives
    • Yeast free
    • GMO free
    • No chemicals or parabens
    Format Liquid drop
    No. Live Cultures 1 billion
    Recommended Use 8 drops daily
    Age Range Newborn to 3 years
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  • Delivery & returns

    UK Delivery

    Free UK Delivery over £40 
    Free standard UK delivery is automatically applied at the checkout when you spend £40.

    Standard 2nd class: £2.50
    Allow 4-10 working days (Monday - Friday) for delivery 

    1st class: £3.95
    Allow 1-3 working days (Monday - Friday) for delivery 

    Express Next Day, order before 2pm (Tracked): £6.95 
    Allow 1-2 working day delivery to most of the UK*. Orders placed on Friday will be delivered on Monday (next working day). Requires signature.

    Shipments will be dispatched via DHL or FedEx, the service will be selected depending on the delivery location.

    *Express delivery may exclude the Channel Islands, Herm Island, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Northern Irish postcodes BT18 & upwards, Sark, Scottish borders and offshore and a small number of remote mainland destinations as determined by our delivery courier. 

    Good to know

    • We'll send you an email to confirm once your parcel has been dispatched.
    • For delivery queries, please call us on +44 (0)1264 339 770 or email
    • Orders placed before 2pm are typically dispatched on the same working day.
    • Delivery within the UK and Northern Ireland has a fixed price, regardless of the size and weight of your order. 
    • Delivery times are estimates and not guaranteed unless otherwise stated.

    International Delivery

    We offer an excellent worldwide delivery service. For more details, please take a look at our delivery FAQ.


    If you have changed your mind, you can return goods, at your cost, unopened within 14 days for refund or exchange, this does not affect your statutory rights.

Customer Questions

All questions answered by probiotic experts Dr Kate Stephens PhD (Food and Microbial Sciences) BSc(Hons) Medical Biology and Helen Morton BSc (Hons) DipION Nutritional Therapist

Supplements containing friendly bacteria naturally found in a baby’s gut, such as Bifidobacteria, can help to maintain balance in the developing infant gut flora. We know that the best friendly bacteria supplements for babies incorporate highly researched strains such as Bifidobacterium breve M-16V® which can help to increase levels of other good Bifidobacteria in the developing infant gut1,2. They're a highly recommended natural supplement for babies3. Another time when friendly bcateria for babies are highly recommended is after a course antibiotics.

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Friendly bacteria are very safe for babies1,2. You don’t need to worry about ‘overdosing’ however, there’s no reason to use more than they need. Optibac Baby Drops gives the recommended 1 billion live cultures in just one 0.3ml dosage, as marked on the dropper.

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Yes, friendly bacteria supplements like Optibac Baby Drops are best given on a daily, ongoing basis, to help complement babies developing gut flora. Like other colic relief drops they can also be given as and when required.

Choose friendly bacteria supplements for your baby which are designed for the infant microbiome1. Optibac Baby Drops supplement contains an award-winning friendly bacteria strain, Bifidobacterium breve M-16V®, tested in over 4000 formula and breastfed newborns2, babies, and young children3.

When choosing a friendly bacteria supplement for your baby it is worth checking how long a bottle or pack lasts. Each bottle of Baby Drops contains a 30 day supply. Some competitors only provide a 15 day supply in each bottle. 

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It can be tricky giving supplements to a breastfed baby, but Baby Drops easy-to-use dropper makes this simple. You can drop the liquid onto on a nipple, clean finger, or spoon; add to cool, non-acidic drinks, or directly into baby’s mouth.

We recommend giving friendly bacteria with their first feed or meal of the day. This helps the delicate friendly bacteria pass safely through your baby’s tummy and into the gut.

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