Qiara Infant

A probiotic strain isolated from breastmilk for gastrointestinal health
Ideal for infants aged 0 – 24 months

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Breastmilk provides natural probiotics and essential nutrients to help infants develop a balanced immune and digestive system.

Available in convenient sachets and drops, Qiara Infant contains a probiotic strain isolated from human breastmilk*. It is suitable for all infants to support gastrointestinal health and support their microbiome which is often impacted by factors such as mum’s diet and medication, hereditary factors, antibiotics, birth mode and feeding choices.

Qiara Infant helps support and maintain gastrointestinal system health[1] in all infants, including those prescribed antibiotics or with reflux, colic, cough, cold, diarrhoea or constipation or unsettled after feeding.  Qiara probiotics are isolated from breastmilk* and can:

  • Help restore the balance of good gut flora during and after prescribed antibiotics 
  • Support gastrointestinal health
  • Maintain and support general health and wellbeing[2]
  • Increase good bacteria growth
  • Maintain and support healthy digestive system function[3]

For further information, seek advice from your healthcare professional.

*Qiara Infant is a listed medicine on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.  It is not a breastmilk substitute or a novel food.

Qiara Infant Drops

Qiara Infant is now in easy to use drops for babies and infants from birth to 2 years needing gastrointestinal health support.

Qiara Infant Drops offers all the benefits of Qiara probiotics in convenient drops. Six drops gives a full daily dose equivalent to one sachet of Qiara Infant powder for bubs 4-24 months. Three drops daily are recommended for newborn to 3 months.

  • Contains same breastmilk probiotic strain as sachet but in drops (Lactobaccillus Fermentum CECT5716)
  • Same dosage as sachet - 300million organisms
  • Easy to administer directly to bub (0-2 years)
  • Up to 6 weeks of supply (at one dose per day)
  • Gluten free, grain free, soy free, corn free, dairy free
  • Australian made using the highest quality control

Directions for use

Shake well for ten seconds before use. Hold bottle upside down to slowly deliver drops directly into baby’s mouth or onto the breast when breastfeeding. May be added to breast milk, formula, soft foods or administered directly via a spoon.

".. to assist us with wind, this worked a treat. So much more bearable with this." Chelsea

"..My daughter bounced back and had no side effects from the antibiotics" MelinMelbourne

".. I tried everything under the sun, but these probiotics were the only thing to genuinely settle his tummy and relieve discomfort. " EO @nursingangel

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Why use Qiara Infant?

Breastmilk is rich in probiotics, prebiotics and essential nutrients that help babies establish a balanced microbiome, immune system and healthy digestion. 

Including Qiara Infant in your baby's diet  may build and maintain the levels of beneficial bacteria and support the microbiome and maintain and support general health and wellbeing.  It is suitable for all infants to support gastrointestinal health, including infants that may be experiencing  diarrhoea, constipation, reflux and colic and restores good bacteria during and following antibiotics.

Qiara Infant is recommend for babies 0-24 months who are not exclusively breastfed.

What if baby is exclusively breastfed? We recommend mum takes Qiara Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.

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Dosage and Preparation

  • Each box of Qiara Infant contains 28 single-dose sachets of oral powder.
  • Each sachet contains no less than 39mg/300 million organisms of Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716
  • Qiara Infant is almost a tasteless powder which most babies and infants take happily. Simply add the contents of the sachet to your baby or infants prepared bottle, water, milk or soft food such as yoghurt, or sprinkle on cereal immediately before feeding. Do not heat after Qiara has been added.
  • Babies 0-4 months Use half a sachet per day.
    You can store the opened sachet in the refrigerator at 2-8C (do not freeze) so long as it is used within two days.
  • Infants 4-24 months. Use one sachet per day.
  • An Infant taking prescribed antibiotics:
    To help restore healthy microflora, it’s recommended your infant takes two Qiara Infant sachets per day, 2-3 hours before or after the antibiotic dose. Continue this dosage for 5 days after completing the course of antibiotics then resume 1 sachet per day.

What makes Qiara probiotics different?

Isolated from breastmilk

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

  • has a history of safe prolonged intake by newborns and infants;
  • is uniquely adapted to reside both in the human digestive tract and in human breast milk and to interact with the human baby;

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

Single strain & supported by evidence

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, and it is unclear how multiple strains in a single dose may interact with or inhibit each other.

Containing only a single strain probiotic, Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716, Qiara Infant is an evidence based strain, and its use and expected outcomes are supported by clinical trials.

Qiara Infant AUSTL 228344:

  • Contains no added dairy, yeast, eggs, gluten, nuts, soy or salt.
  • Contains no animal products, no artificial colours, preservatives or sweeteners.
  • Is suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.
  • Does not require refrigeration (store below 25°C).
  • Is guaranteed to contain a minimum of 300 million live probiotic bacteria Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 per sachet until the expiry date.
  • Contains 28 individually sealed sachets per box.
  • Recommended dosage 1 sachet per day. If prescribed oral antibiotics or if IV antibiotics have been administered, take 2 sachets per day for 5 days after the antibiotic course is completed, then return to one sachet daily. Take probiotic 2-3 hours before or after antibiotic dose.

For Infants 0-24 months of age or as recommended by your health care professional.

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References

1. Maldonado, J etal. 2012. "Human milk probiotic Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 reduces the incidence of gastrointestinal and upper respiratory tract infections in infants.". J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012 Jan;54(1):55-61. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e3182333f18.

2. Gil-Campos Mercedes, López Miguel Ángel, Rodriguez-Benítez M Victoria, Romero Julio, Roncero Inés, Linares M Dolores, Maldonado Jose, et al. 2012. "Lactobacillus fermentum CECT 5716 is safe and well tolerated in infants of 1-6 months of age: a randomized controlled trial." Pharmacological research : the official journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society 65 (2): 231-8. doi:10.1016/j.phrs.2011.11.016.

3. Belén Pastor-Villaescusa, Ruth Blanco-Rojo, Monica Olivares Evaluation of the Effect of Limosilactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 on Gastrointestinal Infections in Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Microorganisms 2021 9(7), 1412;

4. Ruth Blanco-Rojo, José Maldonado, Monika Schaubeck, Metehan Özen, Eduardo López-Huertas and Mónica Olivares."Beneficial Effects of Limosilactobacillus fermentum CECT 5716 Administration to Infants Delivered by Cesarean Section". Front. Pediatr., 07 July 2022 Sec. Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition https://doi.org/10.3389/fped.2022.906924

* Qiara Infant is a listed medicine on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods and is not a substitute for breastmilk and is not a novel food. Qiara Pregnancy & Breastfeeding is recommended for mums exclusively breastfeeding.