What are the best prebiotics for baby?
The initial 3 years of your baby's life are very important as this is a crucial period of growth and development for them. Hence, the early diet and nutrition they get are of vital significance. It plays a paramount role in shaping the future heath and overall well-being.
This is the reason exclusive breastfeeding is highly recommended for the first six months as it contains all necessary nutrients along with one other important component i.e. prebiotics.What are prebiotics?
While shopping, you might have noticed the ingredients listed on various food products mention, “prebiotic oligosaccharides". Do you know what is it exactly and how can it help us?
Prebiotics are non-digestible fiber that pass undigested through the stomach and small intestine to the large intestine where they promote the growth of friendly bacteria by acting as their source of food. Oligosaccharides in breast milk is the best and most abundant source of prebiotics for your baby.
Interesting fact: Did you know there are 1000+ different oligosaccharides present in breast milk, but only 200+ have been identified by researchers so far.
Galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS) and fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS) have also proven to have prebiotic effect.
Research suggests that prebiotics, support gut health, build immunity and have a positive impact on the overall health.
We as parents can ensure that our babies get the best in life.