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.

This can lead to an imbalance between the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria and a condition called ‘dysbiosis’.

Dysbiosis can lead to an increased risk of infections 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.

Taking Qiara daily before and after antibiotics for GBS may assist in maintaining the balance of good bacteria in the gut and in breast milk.