Qiara Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

A probiotic isolated from breast milk

Qiara Pregnancy & Breastfeeding contains the patented probiotic strain Lactobacillus Fermentum CECT5716, originally isolated from breast milk, which may help:

  • maintain a healthy microflora, important for you and your baby before, during and after pregnancy
  • restore balance of good bacteria in breast milk that may have been disrupted by antibiotics, or other external factors
  • relieve or reduce breast pain and discomfort associated with mastitis
  • reduce the recurrence of mastitis

Take Qiara Pregnancy & Breastfeeding from preconception, your last trimester, or throughout your entire pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Costing less than a cup of coffee, simply stir one sachet per day into a glass of water and  keep breastfeeding with Qiara.

(If symptoms persist, seek medical advice.)

Results may vary, if symptoms persist seek medical advice.

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Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

A mother’s breast milk is undoubtedly the best source of nutrition for her infant, and this includes beneficial bacteria we refer to as the ‘Breast Milk Microbiome’. This breast milk flora helps to establish the infant’s own gut microbiome and is crucial to the development of the infant’s immune system.

If a mother’s breast milk microbiome has been compromised by external factors such as stress, poor diet or antibiotics, this can have a significant impact on mother and baby. Qiara may assist in restoring the beneficial flora levels in a mother’s breast milk microbiome, therefore benefiting mother and baby on many levels.

Breast Pain & Mastitis

Clinical Research conducted using the single probiotic strain in Qiara, shows that it may:

Qiara achieves this by aggressively targeting and outcompeting the pathogenic bacteria in breast milk that may be causing the pain and infection. It also helps to restore and maintain a healthy balance of protective flora in the breast milk microbiome to help prevent recurrence.

Simply take Qiara at the first signs of breast pain or mastitis.

Having a C-Section?
A study of 627,600 Australian births reported that women who gave birth by C-Section were 70% more likely to be diagnosed with a complication affecting breastfeeding and their babies are at higher risk of infection.

C-section mums are routinely administered antibiotics to prevent infection. While necessary, antibiotics are not selective and can also reduce the levels of beneficial and protective flora in the breast milk. This can lead to an imbalance between the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria and a condition called Dysbiosis. Breast milk dysbiosis can lead to an increased risk of infections such as mastitis, and can also impact the colonisation of the infant’s microbiome and consequent development of their immune system. This can affect the health and immunity of the child for life.

Taking Qiara daily before and after your C-section may assist in maintaining the balance of good bacteria in breast milk.

Group B Streptococcus (GBS) positive?
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a type of bacteria that can cause illness in susceptible people including newborns. Anywhere from 10-30% of pregnant women carry GBS in their bodies and many hospitals and obstetricians routinely swab for GBS during pregnancy. If you test positive for GBS your health professional may recommend antibiotics during delivery to avoid passing it onto the infant. If you have tested positive to GBS and are administered Antibiotics during delivery, taking Qiara daily may assist in restoring beneficial flora levels and prevent further problems from a disrupted microbiome.

Preconception
Research has shown that a baby inherits many health traits from its parents at conception, so establishing good gut health and a strong and robust microbiome can have lifelong benefits for your baby. For more tips on the role breast milk isolated probiotics can play when planning for a baby, see http://www.conceivebaby.com.au/fertility-microbiome-probiotics-need-know/

Pregnancy
It was originally thought that the uterus was sterile and that the babies first exposure to bacteria was during delivery. Recent research suggests that an infant’s microbiome begins its colonisation in the womb, therefore it’s important that a mother’s microbiome is strong and robust during pregnancy, as well as at delivery and during breast feeding.

Along with optimising diet and lifestyle, taking one sachet of Qiara daily while pregnant may assist to increase beneficial flora levels and contribute to a strong and robust microbiome.

Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding continues the important transfer of beneficial bacteria that begins during pregnancy. A mother’s microbiome and breast milk quality can have a significant impact on the overall health of both baby and mother, this is therefore an essential stage to optimise microbiome health. Taking one sachet of Qiara daily while breastfeeding may assist to optimise beneficial breast milk flora levels.

Dosage
Add contents of one sachet to a glass of water or milk, stir and consume immediately. Recommended therapeutic dose to boost flora levels and prevent infection is one sachet per day. If you have breast pain, acute mastitis or are taking antibiotics, up to two sachets per day can be taken. Take Qiara 2-3 hours away from your antibiotic dosage.

Qiara can be taken from pre-conception, and throughout the entire pregnancy and breastfeeding period.

IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE

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Isolated from breastmilk

Lactobacillus Fermentum CECT 5716 is a probiotic isolated from breast milk which:

So it's safe for both mother and baby and may play a critical role in preventing local infection in breast tissue and establishing a healthy microbiome in the infant.

Single strain

The difference between promises and results is research. It is important to select the right probiotic strain researched for and suited to your needs.

Many probiotic companies provide broad spectrum probiotics containing multiple strains in a single dose. However, clinical trials for probiotics are usually conducted with a single strain rather than with multiple strains, and it is unclear how multiple strains in a single dose may interact with or inhibit each other.  That is why Qiara Pregnancy & Breastfeeding contains 3 billion microorganisms of Lactobacillus Fermentum CECT 5716, the same dosage of exactly the same single strain used in clinical trials.

References

Arroyo R, Martín V, Maldonado A, Jiménez E, Fernández L, Rodríguez JM (2010) Treatment of infectious mastitis during lactation: antibiotics versus oral administration of Lactobacilli isolated from breast milk. Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Jun 15;50(12):1551-8. doi: 10.1086/652763.

Maldonado-Lobón JA, et al. (2015) Lactobacillus fermentum CECT 5716 Reduces Staphylococcus Load in the Breastmilk of Lactating Mothers Suffering Breast Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Breastfeeding Medicine 10(9), pp. 425-432. doi:10.1089/bfm.2015.0070

Soto A, Martín V, Jiménez E, Mader I, Rodríguez JM, Fernández L. Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria in human breast milk: influence of antibiotherapy and other host and clinical factors. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014;59:78–88.

Martín, R., Heiling, H.G.H.J., Zoetendal, E.G., Smidt, H., Rodríguez, J.M. (2007) Diversity of the Lactobacillus group in breast milk and vagina of healthy women and potential role in the colonization of the infant gut. J. Appl. Microbiol. 103, 2638-2644.