New research on human breast milk from a team including Professor Lars Bode (featured in our Breast Milk and the Infant Microbiome course) - several human milk oligosaccharides in mothers milk were associated with infant weight gain in the first 6 months.


"Our data suggest that higher LNFPII in human milk may decrease obesity risk across all infants, whereas higher lacto‐N‐neotetraose and disialyllacto‐N‐tetraose may increase obesity risk in infants of nonsecretors only"


For those who have taken our Breast Milk and the Infant Microbiome course - you'll know all about the difference between secretors and non-secretors (nonsecretors lack the FUT2 enzyme and so the milk does not contain the HMO called 2′-FL and other α1-2-fucosylated HMOs)



Link to research paper:

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/o...


Link to our Breast Milk and the Infant Microbiome course:

https://microbirth.teachable.com/p/breastmilk1