Term Infant Formula Supplemented with 2’Fucosyllactose Reduces the Abundance of Pathogenic Bacteria during Early Infancy.

Gut Microbiota

Scientific evidence suggests that human milk oligosaccharides distinctly influence gastrointestinal (GI) microbiome in support of immune development in early life. This study evaluated the effect of infant formula supplemented with 2’fucosyllactose (2’FL) on the abundance of beneficial and pathogenic bacteria. Infant formula with 1 g/L 2’FL is associated with a lower abundance of pathogenic bacteria during early infancy, and may play a role in shifting gut microbial pattern towards that of breastfed infants.