Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMO)

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Description
HMOs, the third solid component of human milk, are complex structures with a high potential for specific functions. HMOs and prebiotic oligosaccharides have completely different structures, which impact on their functions. Additionally to prebiotic effects, HMOs reduces adhesion of pathogens and have immune modulator effect.





IMPORTANT NOTICE: Mothers should be encouraged to continue breastfeeding even when their infants have cows’ milk protein allergy. This usually requires qualified dietary counselling to completely exclude all sources of cows’ milk protein from the mothers’ diet. If a decision to use a special formula intended for infants is taken, it is important to give instructions on correct preparation methods, emphasising that unboiled water, unsterilised bottles or incorrect dilution can all lead to illness. Formula for special medical purposes intended for infants must be used under medical supervision.
Tags
Cows' Milk Allergy
Presenters
Nestlé Nutrition Institute

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