Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.

Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs): A series of short educational videos

5 mins


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.

Video 1 – What are HMOs?

Video 2 - What do HMOs do? HMOs selectively feed good bacteria

Video 3 - What do HMOs do? HMOs block pathogenic bacteria from attaching to the gut

Video 4 - What do HMOs do? Strengthen the gut barrier

Video 5 - What do HMOs do? Help to balance the immune system

  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.