Human milk – the best source of nutrition for infants

Title: Human milk – the best source of nutrition for infants

Published: 2019

Human milk: we know it’s the best source of nutrition for all infants and breastfeeding has numerous short- and long-term benefits for both infants and mother.*

We’ve learned so much from it and we will continue our journey to unravel its complexity.Inspired by the complex composition and functionality of human milk our scientists at Danone Research & Innovation have been researching this fascinating topic for over 40 years.

We have made many revolutionary discoveries in the past decades and we are continuously researching the composition and benefits of human milk using state-of-the-art analytical equipment in close collaboration with several external partners.

Some of our latest published research & publications include :

  • A review article on the Diversity of Human Milk Oligosaccharides and Effects on Early Life Immune Development (click here to read more)
  • A study on Human Milk Composition and Dietary Intakes of Breastfeeding Women of Different Ethnicity from the Manawatu-Wanganui Region of New Zealand (click here to read more)
  • A study on breastfeeding experience, challenges and service demands among Chinese mothers: a qualitative study in two cities (click here to read more)

Find out more about our research into human milk on our website:

*The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months, with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods for two years and beyond