ESPGHAN Recommendations

Probiotics and Preterm Infants

Probiotics and Preterm Infants: A Position Paper by the ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition and the ESPGHAN Working Group for Probiotics and Prebiotics1

Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 

May 2020

The blend of B infantis (BB-02), B lactis (BB-12), and S thermophilus (TH-4) each at a dose of 3.0 to 3.5 x 108 CFU is conditionally recommended in a published position paper by the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) Committee on Nutrition and the ESPGHAN Working Group on Probiotics and Prebiotics.1

Bifidobacterium lactis (BB-12®), Bifidobacterium infantis (BB-02), & Streptococcus thermophilus (TH-4®)

References: 1. van den Akker CHP, et al. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2020;70(5):664-680 doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002655