dsm-firmenich at ESPGHAN 2023

Providing mothers and babies the
best start to lead a brighter life.

dsm-firmenich at ESPGHAN 2023

At dsm-firmenich, 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. In addition, we will have a product theatre session - HMO Innovations for Early Life Nutrition. Inspired by Nature, supported by Science. - where you can learn more on HMOs and discover our latest HMO innovation activity.

Supporting mothers and infants during the first 1,000 days, from the onset of a mother’s pregnancy to 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-firmenich’s complete portfolio of nutritional solutions, including HMOs and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) omega-3, can empower people to have healthy pregnancies and provide mothers and babies the best start to lead brighter lives.

Learn more about dsm-firmenich’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.


HMO Innovations for Early Life Nutrition
Inspired by Nature, Supported by Science

Watch the video of the Q&A session that took place during ESPGHAN 2023, where 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, discussed:

  • The importance of HMOs in early life nutrition, including the latest research on how HMOs support infant health
  • How HMOs are produced
  • Opportunities for innovation with HMOs

Human Milk Oligosaccharides

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.

HMO Donation Program

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.

Maternal Nutrition

From pre-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.


From Conception to Birth: The Importance of Maternal Nutrition

The nutrition and care that mothers and babies receive during the first 1,000 days - from conception until the child’s 2nd birthday - have an immense impact on long-term growth and development. Explore our whitepaper to discover the latest science and recommendations around maternal nutrition

Related Articles for Maternal Nutrition

Didn't make it to ESPGHAN last year? Watch our evening symposium on-demand.

Symposium: Building a Foundation for Infants' Health: The Role of LCPUFAs & HMO Innovations

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