Qiara Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

A probiotic isolated from breast milk

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Qiara Pregnancy & Breastfeeding is a probiotic specifically designed for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Containing the patented strain of probiotic Lactobacillus Fermentum CECT5716, which was originally found in breast milk, Qiara Pregnancy and Breastfeeding has been shown to help: -

  • maintain a healthy microflora, important for you and baby before, during and after pregnancy
  • restore balance of good bacteria in breast milk that may have been reduced by antibiotics, or other external factors
  • relieve or reduce breast pain and discomfort associated with mild mastitis while breastfeeding
  • reduce the recurrence of mild mastitis
  • improve general digestive and gut health

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

Seek medical advice if symptoms persist longer for longer 12 hours, or if your symptoms worsen.

 

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Finding the Right Probiotic

Who Should Take Qiara Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Probiotics?

  • Any woman who is pregnant or trying to become pregnant
  • Any woman wanting to support general good health during the entire pregnancy or at least in the last trimester
  • Any woman who is breastfeeding. Qiara is a probiotic strain that was originally derived from healthy breast milk flora (not from bowel flora). It fortifies breast milk which in turn may improve the infant's gut health
  • Both mum and baby benefit from Qiara Pregnancy and Breastfeeding - there is no need to give a separate probiotic to the baby if mum is taking Qiara
  • Any woman experiencing breast pain or symptoms of mild mastitis, Qiara may assist in reducing the inflammation and discomfort

Seek medical advice if symptoms persist longer for longer 12 hours, or if your symptoms worsen.

Preconception

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.

Along with a healthy diet and lifestyle, taking one sachet of Qiara Pregnancy and Breastfeeding sachet daily during preconception may increase beneficial flora levels contributing to a healthy robust microbiome.

For more information on the role breast milk isolated probiotics can play when planning a baby, see:
"FERTILITY, THE MICROBIOME & PROBIOTICS. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW".

Pregnancy

Research suggests a mother’s microbiome is extremely important during pregnancy and can influence everything from fetal growth and development to pregnancy complications such as gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia and pre-term birth. Therefore it is important that a mother’s microbiome is strong and robust throughout all trimesters of pregnancy, during labour and birth, and during breastfeeding.

Along with a healthy diet and lifestyle, taking one sachet of Qiara Pregnancy and Breastfeeding sachet daily while pregnant may increase beneficial flora levels contributing to a healthy and robust microbiome.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding continues the important transfer of beneficial bacteria that begins during labour and birth. A mother’s gut and breastmilk microbiome significantly contribute to the overall health of both mother and baby, therefore it is essential to optimise microbiome health.

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. 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.

Taking one sachet of Qiara daily while breastfeeding may assist in increasing beneficial breast milk flora levels.

Seek medical advice if symptoms persist longer for longer 12 hours, or if your symptoms worsen.

Birth By 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 which may 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.

GBS Positive?

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.

Dosage and Preparation

  • Each box of Qiara Pregnancy and Breastfeeding contains 28 single-dose sachets of oral powder.
  • Each sachet contains no less than 39mg/3 billion organisms of Lactobacillus Fermentum CECT5716
  • The recommended dose is 1 sachet per day, simply mix into water, juice, a smoothie, soft food or even sprinkle on your cereal and consume immediately. Qiara is almost tasteless, so its easy to take, even during pregnancy.
  • If experiencing breast pain, mild mastitis or are taking prescribed antibiotics, it is recommended you take two sachets per day, 2-3 hours before or after the antibiotic dose. Continue taking this dosage for one week after completing the antibiotic course, then go back to the regular dosage.

IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE

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.
  • Has been clinically shown to pass into breast milk when taken orally by the mother.

It is 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 vs multi strain probiotic

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.

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.

Qiara Pregnancy and Breastfeeding AUSTL 269433:

  • Contains no added dairy, yeast, eggs, gluten, nuts, soy or salt.
  • No artificial colours, preservatives or sweeteners.
  • Contains no animal products.
  • Is suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.
  • For further information, seek the advice of your healthcare professional.
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.

Maldonado, J, Canabate F, Sempere L et al Human Milk Probiotic Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 Reduces the Incidence of Gastrointestinal and Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Infants Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition: January 2012 - Volume 54 - Issue 1 - p 55-61