Best Infant Probiotic?

(Atlanta, Georgia)

Question: What is the best probiotic for infants?

I love the probiotic you chose for your son for my son who is 3 years old. Now I'm looking for a probiotic for my 12 month old? Do you know of a great one in powder form for little ones? Thank you so much.


Thanks for your great question about good probiotic choices for an infant.

Several studies over the past 7 years have found that probiotics are safe for infants, so let’s review what is import in a probiotic for a 12 month old:

• A product that has no more than 3 billion bacteria

• Has a child-friendly way to ingest, such as powder that can be mixed into age appropriate liquids.

• A product that uses well established, stable bacteria.

• Watch out for a probiotic developed from milk if your child has a casein allergy or sensitivity. Most of the popular infant probiotics do contain small bits of dairy.

How to use a probiotic powder:

1. Mix into age appropriate liquids, such as water, milk, or formula

2. Do NOT mix into heavily acidic liquids, such as orange juice

3. Do NOT feed powder directly to infants or children

The two most popular and widely available infant probiotics are:

1. Flora's Udo's Choice Infants Blend Probiotic Powder: ½ teaspoon has 1 to 2 billion bacteria, with 45 servings per 2.64 ounce container. NON-MEDICINAL INGREDIENTS: Maltodextrin, ascorbic acid. May contain traces of: milk powder, whey and soy lecithin.

2. Jarrow's Baby's Jarro Dophilus Powder: ¼ teaspoon has 3 billion bacteria, with 71 servings in the 2.5 ounce container. This product also contains FOS, which is a prebiotic fiber that helps the stomach make its own natural probiotics. NON-MEDICINAL INGREDIENTS: Maltodextrin, tapioca starch, tricalcium phosphate, and vitamin C. Contains: Dairy (casein), soy and fish (tuna/bonito) (in trace amounts).

Jarrow's Baby's Jarro Dophilus Powder 70gm

Jarrow's Baby's Jarro Dophilus Powder 70gm

Flora's Udo's Choice Infants Blend Probiotic Powder 75gm 2.64oz

Flora's Udo's Choice Infants Blend Probiotic Powder 75gm 2.64oz

I am a fan of the Jarrow product lines, since we have had so much success with my son, who remains stomach-pain free with his daily YumYum Dolphilus. But you should pick what makes sense for you and your children.

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Mar 20, 2013
Probiotic NEW
by: Anonymous

Why can't you feed probiotic directly to a baby?

Jun 20, 2011
A low allergen infant probiotic powder
by: Dr Ben

Hello -

Your website is very helpful and provides excellent information!

Udo's infant probiotic is decent but not very potent and it also contains maltodextrin - a corn based flow agent.

I wanted to share with you and your readers, ProBiota Infant Probiotic Powder.

It contains 10 billion beneficial bacteria per 1/4 teaspoon. No flow agents. No corn, soy, dairy, wheat, gluten or any known allergen.

It also tastes great so it is easy to give babies and to children up to 2 years old.

You may find it here:

Should you have any questions about it, please do contact us at

In health,
Dr Ben

Sep 29, 2010
Thank you!
by: Anonymous

Thank you for answering my question so quickly. I will definitely get one of these products. Thank you so much for giving a name/names of products. This helps tremendously because I do not have time to do all of the research myself!

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