Bioactive Components of Human Milk

Evolution, Efficiency, and Protection
  • David S. Newburg
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 501)


The growing number of bioactive substances being found in human milk suggest the need to attempt their categorization according to function. Two major themes that emerge from recent research on human milk and lactation are efficient nutrient transfer from mother to infant and protection of the infant from disease. Bioactive substances in human milk may be considered in terms of these themes.


Human Milk Milk Component Milk Oligosaccharide Bifidobacterium Bifidum Human Milk Oligosaccharide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David S. Newburg
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Program in GlycobiologyEunice Kennedy Shriver CenterWaltham
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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