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The Secret of HMO

Innovative ingredients Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs).

Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs) is a new discovery in the area of baby nutrition study and nutrition researches in the recent century. HMO is the 3rd largest solid component in lactating secretion, HMOs in lactating secretion help to support immunity and experts believe HMOs may help to decrease the risk of respiratory and gastrointestinal infections including diarrhea in children.

A baby will get antibodies from the mother’s body as a temporary immune system right after birth, but after a few months the baby will need to start developing his/her own immunity.

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Block adherence of pathogens

Scientific research has shown that the unique structures of HMOs allow them to bind to pathogens such as Rotaviruses, Noroviruses and Influenza viruses and are excreted together from the body, thereby reducing the risk of intestinal infections. The first two viruses are common causes of gastroenteritis in infants and young children.

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Nurture beneficial bacteria

HMOs provide nutrients for specific beneficial bifidobacteria to enhance their growth, thereby establishing healthy gut environment helps support immunity.

HMOs may positively influence babies' immune biomarkers, and help reducing the risk of allergy.

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Science meets Nature

Human milk contains bioactive components that confer protection on the newborn. These include complex carbohydrates called Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs). Research is revealing the full extent of the beneficial properties of HMOs.

Norbert Sprenger defines HMOs and explains what factors could influence their composition in human milk like the maternal genotype.

More research and trials need to be done to uncover the benefits of HMOs.

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