At DSM, we know life is healthier when it’s supported from the beginning. That’s why we’re committed to delivering high-quality, science-backed, innovative nutritional solutions for moms and babies. We’ll be at Booth #47 at the ESPGHAN Annual Meeting and leading a product theatre session titled HMOs in Infant Formula. Inspired by Nature where you can learn more on HMOs and discover our latest HMO innovation activity.
Supporting mothers and infants during the first 1,000 days, between the onset of a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday, takes more than an ingredient supplier. It takes a partner. As experts in maternal nutrition and essential solutions for early life, DSM’s complete portfolio of nutritional solutions, including HMOs and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) omega-3, can help empower women to have healthy pregnancies and provide mothers and babies the best start to lead brighter lives.
Learn more about DSM’s HMOs for infant nutrition as well as how nutritional solutions can support mothers throughout the motherhood journey at this year's ESPGHAN Annual Meeting.
Join our session on HMOs in Infant Formula, Inspired by Nature.
Lars Bode - Director of the UC San Diego Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Mother-Milk-Infant Center of Research Excellence (MOMI CORE) - and Niels Banke - Chief Scientific Officer HMOs, DSM – will discuss the different HMOs that can be found in human breast milk, how they are produced in the industry and their benefits for infants’ health.
Naturally occurring in breast milk, Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs) have evolved over thousands of years, with HMO research suggesting that specific HMOs can provide us with unique health benefits. In particular, HMOs may help support immunity and gut health, with a potential role in cognitive development, which may open future innovation opportunities.
The HMO donation program was established in 2010 to expand the knowledge and support the research in HMOs. All healthcare professionals, researchers and academics interested in the field of Human Milk Oligosaccharide research can apply for HMO donation.
To date, DSM has supported over 100 research projects through the donation program. These projects span 55 different research centers all around the globe. The donation program accesses DSM’s HMO library, which contains nearly 20 different HMO structures and mixtures.
From conception to post-natal, ensuring adequate nutrition for mothers and babies during the first 1,000 days of life is essential for supporting infant growth and development. But addressing the specific nutritional needs required during this critical period is not always possible through diet alone.
At ESPGHAN 2023, we’ll be showcasing our portfolio of science-backed nutritional solutions, including omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), for which a growing body of evidence highlights a potential role in reducing the risk of preterm birth.
There are also greater opportunities to explore more sustainable sources of DHA with our algal-based omega-3 portfolio, designed to give moms peace of mind by supporting their nutritional needs through a natural alternative to fish oil.
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