Healthy Tummy, Strong Immunity

Healthy Tummy, Strong Immunity


For every mom, it’s always a top priority to make sure your little one is protected against sickness. But since your child’s immune system is still developing, she may be prone to catching illnesses.

Abbott Nutrition understands you! Backed by 15 years of pioneering research, Abbott has discovered just how HMO, a natural prebiotic present in human milk, can help boost your child’s immunity significantly.


Human Milk Oligosaccharides or HMO is a unique, non-digestible, immune nourishing ingredient which serves as food for good bacteria in the digestive tract. Because 70% of the immune system is found in the digestive system, feeding good bacteria not only keeps your kid’s tummy healthy, but also gives her an immunity boost!1

More than its prebiotic effects, HMO also acts as a receptor decoy that prevents pathogens from attaching to your child’s digestive tract. Think of it as a clone that imitates the sugar in the cell surfaces of the tummy which infectious bacteria latch on. The bacteria gets attracted to the HMO and attaches itself, not knowing that it is not the real thing. As a result, the bacteria will no longer be able to infect your child.2

Still wondering how HMO works? Read more about it here.

Happy Tummy, Happy Toddler

Studies show that good digestive health provides several health benefits to your growing child. It can:

  • Help reduce the risk of gastrointestinal and respiratory infection3
  • Lessen gassiness, diarrhea, and constipation3
  • Improve your little one’s mood3


Abbott is the first in the world to introduce Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMO) in children's growing milk, with 2'FL HMO - a special ingredient that supports the development of a strong immune system now available in Similac GainSchool.

Now you can worry less about your kid becoming sickly and focus more on her faster learning.

For better tummy health and stronger immunity, give your child Similac GainSchool.

ASC Reference Number A046P072318S


1How Human Milk Oligosaccharides Help Babies. May 2018. Retrieved from
2Marriage, BJ, Buck, RH, Goehring, KC, Infants Fed a Lower Calorie Formula with 2'FL Show Growth and and 2'FL Update Like Breast-Fed Infants. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2015 Dec; 61(6): 649-658: Published online 2015 Nov 24.
3Abbott Data on File. AL19 Study, 2017
4Abbott Data on File. AL06 Study, 2017

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