Human Milk Interactions with the Developing Infant Microbiome

Publish Date: 19 April 2017
Author(s): David A. Sela, PhD

Abstract:

The interconnectedness of the gut microbiome with our physiology provides a tractable target to improve human health. Dr Sela’s research group investigates the interactions between human milk bioactives, such as human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), and the early establishment and function of the infant gut microbiome.

He reviews the health and metabolic benefits of HMOs in the developing neonatal microbiome, and possible implications for prebiotic strategies to specifically enrich targeted bifidobacterial populations within the infant gut.

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David A. Sela, PhD

University of Massachusetts Amherst; Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
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