Our founders and scientists are world-renowned experts in the infant gut microbiome and its critical interaction with human breast milk. Over a decade of research and clinical trials at The University of California led to the important discovery that the nutrients in breast milk that have evolved over millions of years to become the perfect prebiotic, or food, for B. infantis, the key good gut bacteria in Evivo.
This research concluded that only one bacteria—B. infantis—takes advantage of this unique relationship. The amazing breast milk nutrients, Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs), feed B. infantis, and the B. infantis, in turn, transforms the HMOs into valuable nutrition for your baby. Without B. infantis as much as 15% of the nutrients in your breast milk will be wasted.
Given B. infantis’ important relationship with these HMOs, a baby receiving breast milk receives full benefit from Evivo. Exclusively formula fed babies may also consume Evivo. However, without the important HMOs in breast milk, babies may not receive the full benefits from Evivo if they are exclusively consuming formula.