Human breast milk is considered the gold standard for newborn and infant nutrition. It provides the baby with nutrients to grow and contains bioactive components that promote infant health and development.
Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMO) are the third most abundant component of human breast milk. We are just now beginning to understand how these complex sugars benefit the breast-fed infant (Bode 2006, Bode 2009, Bode 2012, Bode 2015).
The goal of our research is to answer two very fundamental questions regarding HMO:
This website outlines our research on HMO, introduces our team and blogs frequent updates on the progress we make.