Human milk is the best nutrition for the new born child, giving the child all the needs for its body to develop. An important constituent of mother's milk are oligosaccharides. Concentrations of oligosaccharides in human milk vary from 0.7 – 1.2 g per 100 ml.12 These oligosaccharides are not digested by the human digestive tract and are therefore available in the lower intestine as a prebiotic. They especially attribute to the development of the infants micro flora, playing a major role in the infants health. Vivinal GOS contains galacto-oligosaccharides with great similarities to the composition of human milk. Because regular cow's milk (the base for infant formula) does not contain oligosaccharides, adding Vivinal GOS to infant formula brings it one step closer to the anticipatedeffects of human milk.12,13
Scientific studies have shown that Vivinal GOS not only has the opportunity to mimic the composition of human milk, it also has shown to create a micro flora closer to that of breastfed infants. This results in a broad range of health benefits, essential for the healthy development of the new born child.