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Is Evivo Right for My Baby?

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By: Dr. Albert Antonio


If you’re a health-savvy parent, chances are you have heard the terms probiotic and microbiome. And you’ve noticed probiotics popping up everywhere—from your doctor’s office to your social media feeds.

What you may not know is there is a specific probiotic that is particularly beneficial for babies. The scientific name of this probiotic strain is B. infantis EVC001, but we can refer to it as Evivo, the only baby probiotic with this science-backed strain. In fact, research published in 2020 shows the EVC001 strain is superior to all other commercially available B. infantis strains tested. 1

So, how do probiotics like B. infantis EVC001 work? Why is there one specific strain you want your baby to have? And when should you consider feeding Evivo to your baby? I am going to break it all down for you and provide some clear-cut recommendations on why Evivo is the probiotic every baby needs.

A quick lesson on prebiotics and probiotics
Prebiotics are non-digestible carbohydrates (aka fiber) that act as food for beneficial bacteria (probiotics) in the gut. That’s why eating a fiber-rich diet is so important. It provides the fuel needed for good bacteria to grow and flourish.

Believe it or not, if you feed your baby breast milk, you are providing a natural high-fiber fluid that delivers good bacteria to your baby’s gut. Many infant formulas include fiber as well.

Probiotics are bacterial strains that provide a health benefit to people. The total collection of bacteria in your GI tract makes up your gut microbiome. Together, prebiotics and probiotics create a healthy environment in your baby’s gut, which helps to reduce common issues like colic, diaper rash, and tummy troubles, just to name a few.

Why babies need B. infantis EVC001
Evivo contains B. infantis EVC001—the bacteria able to fully digest the prebiotic (fiber) in breast milk called human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs). W

Unfortunately, 90% of babies don’t have this critical bacteria strain at birth, potentially impacted by modern medical practices such as antibiotics and C-sections.2 Even if the birth mother delivers vaginally without antibiotics, most women of childbearing age in the United States lack B. infantis due to widespread use of interventions that disrupt the gut microbiome. Mom cannot pass along these beneficial bacteria if she doesn’t have them herself. Of course, these medical practices are often necessary and lifesaving, so what is a parent to do?

Thankfully, researchers from the University of California Davis have created a probiotic specifically to support the infant gut microbiome. Evivo infant probiotic ensures babies can achieve optimal colonization of B. infantis EVC001. Babies fed Evivo are clinically shown to have an 70% increase in good gut bacteria and a significant improvement in breast milk digestion.3

The truth is that humans are happier when our digestion works properly. And your baby will be, too:

  • 63% of parents reported reduced fussiness and gassiness. 4
  • 72% of parents saw improved diaper rash symptoms. 4
  • 52% reaped the benefits of better nighttime sleep. 4
  • 100% of babies given Evivo & breast milk have been clinically shown to replenish good bacteria B. infantis

When to give Evivo to your baby
The first months of baby’s life are a critical window for establishing a healthy gut microbiome for your baby. Research shows it is safe to start feeding Evivo in their first days of life. Continue to feed Evivo once daily right after birth and throughout the early stages of life when many critical developmental milestones are taking place. The presence of B. infantis EVC001 is important during these crucial early months of life when baby’s metabolism and immune system are developing.


About the Author
Albert Antonio, DO, Neonatologist
Dr. Antonio is a neonatologist at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital in Long Beach, California and Harbor UCLA in Torrance, California. As a loving father and physician who has treated thousands of babies, he advocates for Evivo because it harnesses the synergy between nature and the developing infant immune system to support healthy development.



  1. Duar, R. M., et al. “Comparative genome analysis of bifidobacterium among commercial probiotics.” Nutrients. 12 (2020): 3247.
  2. Casaburi, Giorgio, et al. “Metagenomic insights of the infant microbiome community structure and function across multiple sites in the United States.” Scientific Reports 11.1 (2021): 1472.
  3. Frese, Steven A., et al. “Persistence of supplemented Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis EVC001 in breastfed infants.” MSphere 2.6 (2017): e00501-17.
  4. Dimitratos, S. M., et al. “Symptomatic relief from at-home use of activated Bifidobacterium infantis EVC001 probiotic in infants: Results from a consumer survey on the effects on diaper rash, colic symptoms, and sleep.” Beneficial Microbes 12.4 (2021): 333-340.