Breast milk is best for your baby

The World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. Unnecessary introduction of bottle feeding or other food and drinks will have a negative impact on breastfeeding. After six months of age, infants should receive age appropriate foods while breastfeeding continues for up to two years of age or beyond. Consult your doctor before deciding to use infant formula or if you have difficulty breastfeeding.



Immune development in your children is important, especially in their early years. With 70% of the immune system being in the gut, it's vital that children get important nutrients, like prebiotics, to support and even strengthen their immunity.

We're proud to present our latest paediatric nutrition breakthrough with 2'-FL. Abbott has pioneered over 15 years of research on this immune-nourishing prebiotic found in breast milk! And now, 2'-FL is available in formula milk. Combined with nucleotides, an immune system developer, they support the strengthening of your child's natural defences. Let them grow, and help them learn fearlessly.

understanding your child's immune system

understanding your
child's immune system

Your little one has 2 different systems of immunity – Innate and Adaptive. They work together to help support your child’s fight against diseases and infections.

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2'-fl and nucleotides support your child’s two systems of immunity

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What is

An immune nourishing prebiotic found in breast milk that supports a child’s innate immunity system. 2’-FL feeds the healthy bacteria in the gut, allowing it to work better. Having healthy microbes or bacteria in the little one’s gut is critical to immunity development. Learn more about 2'-FL here.

What are nucleotides?

Act as essential building blocks in the body. Studies have shown that it helps to build immune cells and trigger release of antibodies, which helps to support the immune system that kids develop over time.

why 2'-fl is great for immunity

why 2'-fl is great
for immunity


Milk oligosaccharides, the third most abundant solid ingredient in breast milk after lipid and lactose, are a special form of prebiotic.1


2'-FL is the most common type of milk oligosaccharide. It acts as food to stimulate the growth of good bacteria (probiotics) in the gut, and is linked to an increase in the production of short chain fatty acids2, which help the gut and immune system to mature.3


Building the immune system starts before birth and continues through the first two years of life. Providing the right nutrition at this stage is critical to support the development of the child's digestive and immune systems.


As 70% of the immune system exists within the gut4, a well-development gut means stronger immunity for children.

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^ Based on GNPD data, Abbott is the first company in the world to launch formula milk with 2’-FL.

1 Vázquez E et al. The Human Milk Oligosaccharide 2’-Fucosyllactose Modulates Infant Intestinal Microbiota in Luminal and Mucosal Ecosystems. Abstract presented at the 50th

Congress of European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN). 2016.

2 Yu ZT, Chen C, Newburg DS. Utilization of major fucosylated and sialylated human milk oligosaccharides by isolated human gut microbes. Glycobiology. 2013 Nov;23(11):1281-92.

3 Underwood MA, Gaerlan S, De Leoz ML, Dimapasoc L, Kalanetra KM, Lemay DG, German JB, Mills DA, Lebrilla CB. Human milk oligosaccharides in premature infants:

absorption, excretion, and influence on the intestinal microbiota. Pediatr Res. 2015;78(6):670–677. doi: 10.1038/pr.2015.162.

4 Perdigón, G., Fuller, R., Raya, R. Lactic acid bacteria and their e_ect on the immune system. Curr. Issues Intest. Microbiol. 2001;2:27–42.

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