Prebiotic oligosaccharides in infant nutrition: effects on intestinal flora

BOEHM G., FANARO S., MORO G., KNOL J., Arslanoglu S. , MOSCA F., ...More

AGRO FOOD INDUSTRY HI-TECH, vol.15, no.5, pp.14-16, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : AGRO FOOD INDUSTRY HI-TECH
  • Page Numbers: pp.14-16


In the neonatal period, the intestine is colonised in a stepwise process resulting in a colonisation with a complex bacterial flora. There is general consensus that the intestinal flora in healthy breast fed infants has several beneficial effects. In the present review, experiences with a specific prebiotic mixture are summarised.