Yes the drops can be mixed with breast milk and/or formula. The only thing to consider when adding the drops to liquids is the temperature. Do not add to liquids warmer than 37°C/99°F. If adding to liquids make sure to consume within the same day.
BioGaia probiotic products are food supplements and therefore comparable to yoghurt when it comes to safety. Our products could be useful in combination with for example antibiotics as they help to maintain a balanced gut microbiota.
The recommended daily dose of Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis is 200 million CFU, or 2 x 10^8 CFU. You get this dose by consuming 1 BioGaia Prodentis lozenge or 5 drops of BioGaia Prodentis drops.
It does not matter if BioGaia’s probiotic products are taken with or without food. What is important is to take it on a daily basis and at a time of the day that is convenient.
Yes, since the intestinal levels are depleted within about a week after discontinuing use. The resident microbiota of an individual is relatively fixed and thereby highly resistant to the establishment of “newcomers”. Even an indigenous bacterium like Lactobacillus reuteri should be taken on a regular basis, since most people of modern society does not get colonized by Lactobacillus reuteri during infancy. By taking BioGaia probiotics regularly you maintain the total daily supply of lactobacilli.
The recommended dose of a probiotic does not depend on bodyweight. BioGaia’s clinical studies show efficacy in both children and adults with the same dose.