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The information on this website is intended to give health care professionals a better understanding of infant nutrition. The information on this website is not a medical advice.

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Carbohydrates in human milk

One of the main components in human milk are carbohydrates. The major carbohydrate in milk is lactose. Interestingly, lactose has the exact same structure in all mammal milks. Ready to learn more about the carbohydrates in human milk?

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Human milk fact sheet: carbohydrates

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