Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMO) in the Dietary Management of Cows’ Milk Protein Allergy

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Description
Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMO) are complex, unconjugated glycans abundant in human milk. HMO survive in the GI tract and influence colonic microbiota. HMO bind to surface receptors on gut epithelial and immune cells, and act as soluble decoy receptors to block the attachment of microbes to cells. The first clinical trial of an extensively hydrolysed formula supplemented with the HMO, 2’FL and LNnT, has confirmed hypoallergenicity.





IMPORTANT NOTICE: Mothers should be encouraged to continue breastfeeding even when their infants have cow’s milk protein allergy. This usually requires qualified dietary counseling to completely exclude all sources of cow’s 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, emphasizing that unboiled water, unsterilized 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
Professor Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn

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