So what’s so special about Human Milk Oligosaccharides in breast milk?
Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs) are relatively new to the ‘breast milk research scene’ but SMA Nutrition has been studying and learning from the unique structure of breast milk for over 70 years.
HMOs are complex carbohydrates and the third largest solid component found in breast milk, 2'FL is the most abundant of all HMOs. HMOs move into the gut where 70% of your baby’s immune system functions. Here, they support the immune system and help to strengthen baby’s defenses.
What is 2'FL?
2’FL (2’Fucosyllactose) is the most abundant oligosaccharide found in breast milk and 80% of mums have 2’FL in their breast milk.
Why is 2'FL important?
Oligosaccharides such as 2'FL in breast milk are thought to help support the babies immune system.
2'FL is the most abundant of all HMOs.
It makes up a third of all the HMOs in breast milk.
Good bacteria need HMOs to flourish.
Like flowers need rain, the good bacteria in babies gut need HMOs to flourish.
2’FL blocks bad bacteria
It protects baby’s gut and blocks bad bacteria from causing harm.
...keeping their tummy happy.
A healthy microbiota may contribute to a stronger immune system.