WHAT ARE HMOs?

HUMAN MILK OLIGOSACCHARIDES,

otherwise known as HMOs, are a very special type of prebiotic found in human milk. In fact, they are the third largest component of human milk after carbohydrates (lactose) and fat. However, until very recently it was not widely understood how exactly these prebiotics are beneficial to children and why it's important for them to be in your kid's diet. 1

Now, thanks to Abbott Nutrition's 15 years of breakthrough research, we know that a specific HMO, 2'FL HMO, functions as an immunity booster and provides numerous health benefits to a growing child.2 Being able to include this important nutrient in children’s formula milk is one of the biggest advances in child nutrition.

Read on to learn more about these gut-nourishing prebiotics and why you’ll want to make sure your child is getting them.

What is HMO - Human Milk oligosaccharides explained

WHY IS HMO
IMPORTANT FOR
YOUR CHILD?

It’s a fact: preschool kids tend to get sick often. In fact, children under the age of 6 catch an average of six to eight colds a year, plus deal with ear infections, bouts of diarrhea, and other illnesses. On top of that, some also develop allergies, asthma, and eczema. 3

But while there’s a lot you can do to keep germs from wreaking havoc on your child’s health, did you know that one of the best ways to prevent illnesses and boost the immune system can be found in the gut?

HMOs CAN HELP BUILD A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM.

The HMOs and nucleotides (an essential building block in the body) found in human milk support your growing child’s digestive system. And because 70% of the immune system exist in the gut, keeping your little one’s digestive system healthy also means strengthening her immunity.4

HOW DOES HMO WORK?

There are 3 ways by which HMOs help strengthen your child's immune system.5

1First, HMOS serve as food for good bacteria in the gut. When beneficial bacteria are properly nourished, they are able to grow, multiply, and fight off bad bacteria. Good bacteria also produce short-chain fatty acids that strengthens the immune system further.
WITHOUT HMOWITH HMO
Without HMO - No food for good bacteriaBenefits of HMO - Food for good bacteria
2Second, HMOs act as decoys that prevent bad bacteria from attaching to gut cells thus preventing them from entering your child's system.
WITHOUT HMOWITH HMO
Without HMO - Unprotected baby's immune systemBenefits of HMO - Act as immunity decoys
3Third, some HMOs are also absorbed into the bloodstream where they can trigger immune cells to release protective factors, regulate allergies or infections in your child. Thus, HMOs deliver an immunity boost beyond the gut.
WITHOUT HMOWITH HMO
Without HMO - Increase common infectionsBenefits of HMO - Absorbed in bloodstream

With HMO, you can worry less about your kid becoming sickly so you can focus more on her becoming a faster learner.

HOW CAN MY CHILD GET
THE BENEFITS FROM HMO?

Give her NEW Similac GainSchool – the world’s 1st formula with HMO that helps reduce common illnesses by 66% and 10 key brain nutrients for faster learning.

Learn More About This Breakthrough Formula
Similac GainSchool - best formula milk for kids

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