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TasteofPaste t1_j4qsf3g wrote

Would this suggest that formula-fed infants receive zero such benefits and are more likely to develop allergies and other diseases cited in the article?


Cleistheknees t1_j4rz4xk wrote

There’s already lots of epidemiology pointing in this direction, so it’s more than a suggestion. Most infant formula contains little to no milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), and generally they are synthesized from bovine milk. Human milk generally has the highest amount and diversity of oligosaccharides of any mammal, so bovine milk isolates are a poor substitute, and might be completely useless since HMOs are just one piece of the extremely bioactive mixture in breastmilk.