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What are HMOs?

Our biggest breakthrough yet!

5 mins to read Apr 21, 2020

Raising children is fun, yet sometimes you question if you’re getting it right. Mom, we understand that you want the best for your child and you’re always wondering what “the best” might be. So many questions run through your mind every day. Are they getting the right nutrients? Is their immune system developing properly?

We are excited to tell you about our breakthrough ingredient - HMOs.

What are HMOs?

HMOs help nourish a child’s immune system. HMOs encourage the growth of good bacteria in the gut and help to support the digestive system. After 30 years of research, NESTLÉ® is now able to add HMOs to our products for children.

HMOs give your child multiple layers of immunity.

Early childhood infections

Children going to preschool are at a greater risk of getting sick than those raised at home. This is simply because they are more likely to come into contact with infectious agents when they are around other children. So, the best thing we can do is give their little bodies everything they need to help their immune system to fight the germs making their rounds at preschool.


NESTLÉ® NANKID® 4 is a premium drink for children from three years to five years of age. Its purpose is to complement your child’s diet to help them get the right amount of nutrients that they need each day.

NESTLÉ® NANKID® 4 now contains HMOs. In a nutshell, the HMOs’ job is to help the good bacteria grow so that they can help to ensure a healthy digestive system during the foundation years. HMOs will support your growing child’s immune system while they are busy playing and learning.  

IMPORTANT NOTICE. A-well balanced diet, both during pregnancy and after delivery, helps sustain an adequate supply of breastmilk. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended during the first 6 months of life followed by the introduction of adequate nutritious complementary foods, along with sustained breastfeeding up to two years of age and beyond.


NESTLÉ® NANKID® 4 is not a breastmilk substitute. As babies grow at different rates, seek advice with your health professionals on the appropriate time when your baby should start receiving this product.


Product code: ZAJEPB017

April 2020

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