Special Issue "Human Milk, HMO, Lactation and Application in Infant Feeding"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020).
Interests: milk; milk proteins; breastfeeding; infant
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Special Issue in Nutrients: Nutrition and the Dynamic Human Milk Microbiome
Human milk is not just milk for infants’ specific nutritional requirements. This bioactive and dynamic fluid allows mother–infant signaling beyond lactation, guiding the growth, developmental, and physiological processes of infants. Milk composition varies within mothers. The oligosaccharide composition of human milk is influenced by many factors, such as diet, health, body composition, and geographic residence, and these oligosaccharides are added to formula in varying amounts by different infant formula companies. Papers on both the HMO contents and their influencing factors and the viewpoints of different companies would highlight differences in viewpoints and interpretations in relation to the known facts.
The planned Special Issue will include research from the most recognized names researching topics related to Human Milk, HMOs and Human Lactation, which means that only well-established data will be presented. We are also aiming to cover new and challenging topics within the Special Issue theme.
Prof. Dr. Yvan Vandenplas
Manuscript Submission Information
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- human milk
- human milk oligosaccharides
- infant feeding
- formula feeding