Nestlé to transition BioGaia Probiotic Drops for Infant Colic Relief to new supplements brand, NANCARE 


Distributed by Nestlé in Australia since 2017, BioGaia Probiotic Colic Drops are the only colic drops with probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 to ease excessive crying in colicky babies, especially seen in breastfed babies.

In Australia, from May 2021, BioGaia Probiotic Drops will be getting a new name and look, relaunching as NANCARE Probiotic Drops for Infant Colic Relief. The relaunch will be the first product in a new, extended range of infant and toddler supplements from NANCARE. 

“Since launching in 2017, Nestlé has seen strong sales performance in our probiotic drops for infant colic relief. This continued performance shows that Australian parents are looking for quality probiotic supplements to support their baby’s health,” says Anthony Farley, Brand Manager for Nestlé Baby Food & Supplements.

For more information about NANCARE’s Probiotic Colic Drops and additional supplements, visit: www.nestlemumandme.com.au/nancare 

The comforting effects of Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 (L. reuteri) probiotic drops to support infant colic

Did you know colic can affect up to 20% of infants and generates emotional distress for parents?1-6 

Colic can be an intense, challenging condition that some babies experience in the first 6 months, and it can be incredibly tough on babies and their families. 

“Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 is proven to help improve the balance of good bacteria in the digestive system; supporting the management of infant colic, regurgitation and overall digestive health,” says Mr Farley.

Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 is a probiotic naturally present in the intestinal flora of infants and children, and has been found naturally in breastmilk. 

Evidence-based review gives Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 a Level 1 evidence rating (highest rating) for managing the symptoms of infantile colic7, including reducing the duration of crying time8.

Nestlé NANCARE probiotic drops are available from all good pharmacies.


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