Numico Research has developed a baby milk that, the company claims, strengthens the immune system and reduces the risk of infections and diarrhoea.

A clinical trial with the formula, performed by Professor G. Moro of Macedonia Melloni Maternity Hospital in Milan, found that infants receiving Numico's proprietary prebiotic infant formula show 60% less eczema compared with a classical HA-formula.

Based on the composition of breast milk, Numico Research has developed a proprietary prebiotic mixture of oligosaccharides that delivers the key benefits of breast milk for the development of the infant immune system, the company said. This specific prebiotic mixture is patent-protected.