Human milk and allergic diseases

Human milk and allergic diseases

This review paper explored the evidence on the protective role of breastfeeding in the development of allergic diseases, including the potential of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) in microbiota modulation, immune development and allergy prevention.

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It is known that human milk composition is very complex and contains variable levels of immune active molecules, oligosaccharides, metabolites, vitamins and other nutrients and microbial content.

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Munblit D, et al. Human milk and allergic disease: An unsolved puzzle. Nutrients. 2017;9:894.