Lactose is a disaccharide carbohydrate unique to the  milk of mammals, except for the sea lion who’s milk contains a trisaccharide of galactose

It consists of glucose and galactose

Digested by lactase in the small intestine

Trend to use a lactose free formula in infants belief that poor digestion of lactose or lactose intolerance is a common cause of discomfort

Is this appropriate?

Who Should Enrol

Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses, Nutritionists, Medical doctors and Pharmacists

Course Design

Online Course

Course Content

LM 9 - Addition of HMOs-2′FL and LNnT to Infant Formula: a promising new Approach

Course Highlights

  •      65% of the world population are non-lactase persistent. Despite this, the majority do not have significant symptoms of lactose intolerance. Three portions of dairy daily are recommended
  • Lactose supplies 40% of young infants’ caloric needs
  • Lactose that is undigested in the small intestine is fermented by colonic bacteria, improving the microbiome and maintaining the colonic mucosal integrity. It increases the levels of antimicrobial peptides in the colon
  • Lactose facilitates the absorption of salt and water by the small intestine, as well as calcium and other minerals.
  • Lactose is a low GI carbohydrate with a weak sweet taste that does not have rewarding effects. This is important for establishing healthy eating behavior. Lactose is also less cariogenic than other carbohydrates
  • Galactose that is absorbed together with glucose is an important modulator of carbohydrate metabolism, helping to regulate energy supply to the body. It is also a vital building block of more complex glycosylated macromolecules such as glucocerebrosides.
  • The replacement of the lactose in milk and other foods by other carbohydrates requires careful consideration

Learning Outcomes

The webinar is certified for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). After completing the assessment, you will get 2 CPD points


10 questions 


Health Professions Council for South Africa (HPCSA)


2 Clinical on 70% pass rate of MCQ


70% for each assessment


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2.0 CPD Points