The principal fucosylated oligosaccharides of human milk exhibit prebiotic properties on cultured infant microbiota.


Breast-fed infant microbiota is typically rich in bifidobacteria. Herein, major human milk oligosaccharides (HMOS) are assessed for their ability to promote the growth of bifidobacteria and to acidify their environment, key features of prebiotics. During in vitro anaerobic fermentation of infant microbiota, supplementation by HMOS significantly decreased… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/glycob/cws138


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