The Best Probiotics for Infants

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Probiotics are growing more and more popular, even for infants! We have feted some of the most popular brands on the market to help you find the best probiotic for your baby!

The Best Probiotics for Babies

There are a variety of reasons why you may be looking for a probiotic for your infant. We aren’t here to decide IF your baby needs a probiotic, we are here to share what you should be looking for if you already know your baby would benefit from one!

With all supplements, it’s important to focus on QUALITY. Because supplements aren’t strictly regulated, it’s best to search for brands that are third-party tested. This essentially means that a ‘third party’, usually another company or non-profit, has tested the supplement for quality, contaminates, and overall supplement make-up. 

The infant probiotics that we have reviewed below are all third-party tested, organic, non-GMO, and allergen-free. 

Note: When choosing a probiotic, look for one with multiple strains and a CFU number in the billions

Baby Specific Probiotic Strains

Often times we recommend for babies to take probiotics due to some type of digestive complaints, such as constipation, gas, and colic. The probiotic strains listed below are some of the strains you can try too look for when trying to find a probiotic for your infant.

  • Bifidobacterium lactis : One of the most abundant bacteria found in breastfed infants.
  • Bifidobacterium infantis : ‘Super digestive’ strain for babies. 
  • Lactobacillus rhamnasus GG : The most clinically studied strain. It has been extensively studied for its effects in babies with colic, diarrhea, digestive upset, and immune system issues. 
  • Lactobacillus reuteri : Shown to reduce colic symptoms in babes.

All the baby probiotics that we have chosen to review include some or all of these probiotic strains! 

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Lovebug Baby Probiotic Drops | Best Probiotic for Newborns

Lovebug Baby Probiotic Drops check all the boxes for your newborn or infant. This particular probiotic is recommend for ages 0 to 12 months of age. It contains 6 clinically-studied probiotic strains at 5 billion CFUs per serving. As an added bonus, it also includes 400 IUs of Vitamin D! The drops are easy to administer, by adding them to extracted breast milk or formula once a day. 

`Extra perk of supporting Lovebug Probiotics? They are a women-owned and women-led company who manufactures all of their probiotics in the US! Lovebug Probiotics is and award winning brand, receiving the Gold Medal Mom's Choice Award, the Eco-Excellence Award, and various widely recognized "Product of the Year" accolades. These awards recognize Lovebug's commitment to not only quality and purity, but also crafting products that meet the unique needs of toddlers and young children.  

The Best Probiotics for Infants 

Smidge Infant Probiotic | for ALL AGES

Smidge Sensitive Powder Probiotic isn’t just for infants, it’s for ALL AGES!  It contains 8 probiotic strains and 3 billion CFUs per serving. This probiotic is in powder form and does require refrigeration. It’s formulated specifically for sensitive tummies, making it a perfect option for infants, toddlers, and those just starting a probiotic!

Mary Ruth Infant Probiotic | 6-12 months

Another option for an infant probiotic is Mary Ruth’s Infant Liquid Probiotic. This infant probiotic contains 5 strains of probiotics, organic MCT oil, and organic alfalfa grass. We love that these ingredients are so simple and ‘clean’! However, this probiotic contains 500 CFUs per serving, which is quite a bit lower than we recommend [greater than 1 billion CFU/serving]. 

Like the rest of the infant probiotics in this review, this supplement is organic, non-GMO, and free of all major allergens. All of Mary Ruth’s products are Clean Label Project Certified, which is a third-party testing non-profit.

Mary Ruth’s Liquid Probiotic | Ages 1+

Mary Ruth’s Liquid Probiotic is one of our favorite products to recommend to women, however it’s great for kids too if they are over 12 months! This probiotic contains 13 probiotic strains. The dosage for infants 1-3 years old has 500 million CFUs per serving but it can be dosed up to 2 billion CFUs. 

 

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