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Let's Protect, Promote and Support Breastfeeding

Human milk provides unparalleled nutrition to infants in the early stages of life. WHO/UNICEF recommend exclusive breast-feeding for the first 6 months of life, with the introduction of complementary food at the age of 6 months, and continuation of breastfeeding for as long as mutually agreeable by the mother and the infant

Breast milk is a comprehensive source of energy and macronutrients, as well as bioactive micronutrients essential for the growth and development of an infant.

Infants fed human milk have different gut microflora, exhibit different growth patterns, and even face a lower long-term risk of chronic diseases, such as obesity, types 1 and 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.


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Annales Nestlé Article: Breastfeeding during a Pandemic

The current pandemic and the concerns of vertical transmission of SARS-CoV-2 have contributed to increasing the rate of breastfeeding interruption. This tendency has been associated with negative effects on the well-being of lactating mothers and



Human Milk Oligosaccharides: A Child Health Guardians (infographics)

Human Milk Oligosaccharides: A Child Health Guardians

Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are bio-active components in human milk partially responsible for the protective effect offered by human milk. HMOs representing the three main groups of HMOs in human milk contribute to infants’ defenses and

What you need to know about HMOs (infographics)

What you need to know about HMOs

HMOs, the third solid component of human milk, are complex structures with a high potential for specific functions. HMOs and prebiotic oligosaccharides have completely different structures, which impact on their functions.