Breastfeeding - might probiotics help?

By Qiara Probiotics  14 October 2022 

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What the research says :

Clinical Research conducted using the single probiotic strain in Qiara, Lactobacillus Fermentum CECT5716, shows that it may reduce discomfort associated with breast pain and mild mastitis and the recurrence of mild mastitis.

How it works:

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.

Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 works by reducing pathogenic bacteria & inflammation in the digestive system while also increasing beneficial micro flora throughout the body and supporting the immune system.

When is it suggested to start using probiotics?


Establishing good gut health and a strong and robust microbiome is important from pre-conception. Recent research suggests a healthy gut and reproductive microbiome may be beneficial for fertility outcomes.

How can it help C-section mums :

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 which may affect the health and immunity of the child for life.

How can it help GBS mums:

GBS (Group B Strep) positive mums are routinely administered antibiotics to prevent infection and translocation to baby. While necessary, antibiotics are not selective and can also reduce the levels of beneficial and protective flora in mums gut and breast milk.

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


Qiara Pregnancy & Breastfeeding may:

  • Help decrease and relieve the symptoms of breast pain and mild mastitis
  • Help reduce the occurrence of symptoms of mild mastitis
  • Restore and maintain beneficial gut and breastmilk bacteria during and after antibiotic use
  • Help enhance healthy digestive system flora and good bacteria growth
  • Support gastrointestinal system health

If you are concerned about the health of yourself or your baby, talk to your healthcare practitioner.

Seek medical advice if mastitis symptoms persist for more than 12 hours or if your symptoms worsen.

PIC @lifewithsarahjade - a Qiara mum :)

For more information : : Read more on our Pregnancy and Breastfeeding here!.

Qiara is a family of breastmilk isolated probiotics for pregnancy, breastfeeding, infant, kid and adult. Supporting lifelong gut health with our awarded brand, most highly rated “Vitamin and Supplement” for Mum at @TellmebabyAU 2020 and 2021. Evidence-based for 7 health outcomes including : reducing mild mastitis, restore gut flora after antibiotic recovery, restoring good bacteria after csection, supporting immunity, improve good bacteria growth and supporting gastrointestinal health. Read over 2000 brand reviews and probiotic insights @Qiaraprobiotics : Buy online