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Human Milk Oligosaccharides in breast milk play an important role in the maturation of the immune system of babies1,2 and are the third most abundant component of breast milk. HMOs and the role they play in infant nutrition has become a trending topic of scientific discussion.

Watch this series of short videos to understand how HMOs in breast milk benefit babies.

For a CPD accredited webinar on Early life Gut Health and Immunity, click here.


Nutrition during the first 1000 days has a critical influence on immediate and long-term health.1

Parenting encompasses the social, cultural and economic structure of a parent’s life and infant nutrition is a large part of parenting.2

There is an opportunity within infant nutrition for healthcare professionals to provide education and support that will empower parents to adopt recommended infant feeding guidelines.3

  1. Bode L. Human milk oligosaccharides: every baby needs a sugar mama. Glycobiology 2012; 22(9): 1147–62

  2. Jantscher-Krenn E, Bode L. Human milk oligosaccharides and their potential bene ts for the breast-fed neonate. Minerva Pediatr 2012; 64(1): 83–99.