Sweet: Mother’s Microbes Shape Breastmilk Sugars

Guest BloggerMicrobiome Environment


Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are sugar molecules found only in breast milk—not in formula and certainly not in milk from other animals. A newborn can’t digest HMOs. However, certain species in his microbiome can and in the process change the composition of said microbiome. Because of this effect, researchers are looking at HMOs to see if they are the mitigating factors … Read More