restore and maintain good bacteria in breastmilk during and after antibiotic use
maintain a healthy microflora for mum and baby before, during and after pregnancy
improve digestive function and gut health
Take Qiara Pregnancy & Breastfeeding from preconception, in your last trimester or across your pregnancy and breastfeeding journey.
Qiara Pregnancy & Breastfeeding is a patented breastmilk strain of probiotic Lactobacillus Fermentum CECT5716 for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers and their babies.
Seek medical advice if mastitis symptoms persist longer for longer 12 hours, or if your symptoms worsen.
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.
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 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 (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.