Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs) are complex sugars that are available in human milk. They are the 3rd largest solid component in breast milk after fat and lactose and have no nutritive function. HMOs are responsible for directly stimulating the immune system by promoting good gut bacteria, strengthening the gut barrier function and blocking pathogens.
Human Milk Oligosaccharides are an exciting and central area of research in infant nutrition. Scientific advances on HMOs are helping us know more about the role and importance of these essential components of Human milk. The HMO Academy has been created to share evidence-based information in interactive and user-friendly way from more than a decade of research on HMOs.