The influence of milk oligosaccharides on microbiota of infants: opportunities for formulas.

@article{Chichlowski2011TheIO,
  title={The influence of milk oligosaccharides on microbiota of infants: opportunities for formulas.},
  author={Maciej Chichlowski and J. Bruce German and Carlito B. Lebrilla and David A. Mills},
  journal={Annual review of food science and technology},
  year={2011},
  volume={2},
  pages={331-51}
}
In addition to a nutritive role, human milk also guides the development of a protective intestinal microbiota in the infant. Human milk possesses an overabundance of complex oligosaccharides that are indigestible by the infant yet are consumed by microbial populations in the developing intestine. These oligosaccharides are believed to facilitate enrichment of a healthy infant gastrointestinal microbiota, often associated with bifidobacteria. Advances in glycomics have enabled precise… CONTINUE READING