MIMS Education

Human Milk Oligosaccharides And Healthy Gut Development In Early Life

Human Milk Oligosaccharides And Healthy Gut Development In Early Life

General PracticeFamily MedicinePaediatricsObstetrics And GynaecologyGastroenterology And Hepatology
A badge with ribbon in color black CAT3B: 1 point | An analog clock in color black 30 Minutes | A black calendar with white triangle in center that has a black exclamation point in the middle 14 Mar 2025 

Overview

About this course

Healthy gut development in early life is vital for optimal growth and long-term health; however, its trajectory can be influenced by factors such as caesarean-section birth and breastfeeding. HMOs are crucial components in breast milk. This module describes the positive influence of HMOs on early gut development and highlights the latest clinical trial data on the effects of supplementation with five HMOs on gut development and growth in infants and toddlers.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this module, you should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of healthy gut development in early life and recognize key factors that influence its progression
  • Acquire an overview of HMOs and their role in healthy gut development in early life
  • Comprehend the clinical evidence of infant formula supplemented with a specific group of HMOs (5-HMO blend) on gut development parameters in early life
  • Appreciate the long-term benefits of HMO supplementation on healthy gut development and growth in infants and toddlers

Topics covered

  • Importance of healthy gut development in early life
  • Role of breast milk in early healthy gut development
  • Major categories of HMOs in breast milk
  • Effect of HMOs on gut development in early life
  • Clinical evidence supporting the benefits of HMO supplementation in non-breastfed infants and toddlers

CAT3B: 1 Point Available

  • Score at least 80% in the multiple-choice quiz.
  • A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CPD points.