What is HiPP Organic Combiotic, and what makes it so unique?

As a parent, you will want the best for your child. The questions that many parents will have is, how do I know what is the best for my child?

There plenty of different milk formula in the market, and each brand with their own benefit claims and using big technical words to appeal to your senses.

This article will break down the scientific details of the component of HiPP Organic Combiotic milk formula. As a parent, it is your right to fully understand what is inside the milk formula you are feeding to your child.

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Combiotic = Combination of functional ingredients + Synbiotic

HiPP Organic Combiotic is made with our unique synbiotic formula, with the combination of functional ingredients to provide the best for your child.

HiPP Organic is made of 4 key functional ingredients:

Probiotics, Prebiotics, Valuable fatty acids, and Protein.

Probiotics - L. Fermentum

  • Natural – no genetic engineering
  • Unmodified natural lactic acid culture
  • One of the first colonisers of the human intestine
  • Strengthen the integrity of the intestinal mucosa

Support the immune system:

Protects against intestinal infections

Reduce the frequency and duration of diarrhoea

-44% occurrence of diarrhoea by -2.5 days

Prebiotics - GOS

  • From pure organic lactose
  • Galactose is the basic building block of HMOs
  • Help reduce the stool PH value
  • Promote the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria – bifidobacterial and lactobacilli

High tolerability:

Less colic

Increased stool frequency

Softer stool consistency and colour.

Valuable fatty acids

With organic vegetables oils from sustainable sources

Important palmitic acid
• Saturated fatty acid
• Important for the good tolerability of formula
o Less water and more yellowy stools

Omega-3 and omega-6 LCPs
• Scientifically recommended
• Support brain and nerve tissues development as well as visual elopement
• Optimum ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 LCPs (DHA and ARA)


Suitable low protein content
• Adapted to meet the physiological needs of infants
• Obtained from high quality organic milk and organic whey

The importance of Synbiotic

A synbiotic is a term given to a combination of both prebiotics and probiotics in one product

A Synbiotic food helps to improve the gut health of your child, promoting a healthy intestinal microbiota.

structure of a healthy intestinal microbiota

It may come as a surprise to some that the friendly bacteria living naturally inside your child’s gut can influence various aspects of their health, including digestion, immune health, skin health and mental wellbeing.

Your child’s intestinal microbiota is established over the first few years of their life but it continues to change and adapt to their diet, lifestyle and environment.

Limosilactobacillus fermentum hereditum CECT5716 (L. Fermentum) – a unique probiotic

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are microorganisms that help populate the digestive tract to aid in overall health.

Probiotics supports  immune health by stimulating the body’s natural defences, and by lining the intestines with a protective layer of friendly bacteria that bars pathogenic substances in the gut from harming the body.

As 90% of the immune system is managed in the gut, it may be important to keep one’s probiotic levels high.

Probiotics are also known to improve the absorption of vitamins & minerals into the bloodstream. In addition, ‘bad’ strains of bacteria, known as pathogens, can be crowded out by probiotics, the ‘good’ strains of bacteria, so they help to complement and support the health of the gut microbiome.

While probiotics are commercially plentiful these days, not all probiotics are the same. The ideal probiotics to choose will largely depend on the probiotic survivability and nutrition support needs of your child.

L. fermentum, a bacterium that belongs to the first colonisers of the intestine

  • proven to survive the gastrointestinal passage in high numbers and displays high adhesion to intestinal cells.
  • supports the integrity of the intestinal mucosa;
  • protects against intestinal infections;
  • contributes to immune system modulation;
  • influences maternal mastitis;
  • is safe and effective in infants;
  • has a well-characterised and fully sequenced genome.

Did you know – HiPP Organic Combiotic is shipped in a controlled temperature all the way from Germany. This is to ensure that the milk formula is not exposed to high temperature during transit and thus affecting the survivability of the probiotics.

Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) – a tried and tested prebiotic

What are prebiotics?

Prebiotics, are indigestible natural fibres, typically types of carbohydrates. The human body can’t break these fibres down, so they provide little/no calorific value. Whilst we can’t digest them, the probiotics in our gut microbiome love to feast on prebiotic fibres. 

Besides probiotic lactic acid bacteria, the availability of prebiotic substances as the second important building block is significant for the intestinal microbiota imprint.

Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) are gained from milk sugar (lactose) and have been used in the food industry for over 30 years.

They pass through to the lower regions of the intestine, to the colon, where they can be metabolised by the “good” bacteria (lactobacilli and bifidobacteria).

the following properties if GOS are scientifically proven:

  • beneficial influence on microbiota and stool habits
  • prebiotic effect
  • good tolerance and safe for use in infants


Fructose, which is only present in vegetable foodstuffs such as chicory, leek, onions and bananas, serves as the base substance for fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) and inulin.

Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) are gained from milk sugar (lactose) and have been used in the food industry for over 30 years.

HiPP uses GOS as a prebiotic substance in our Milk formula because these substances are more closely related to the milk oligosaccharides than the vegetal fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS).

Especially valuable for Children born via C-section

Caesarean delivery can be a lifesaving intervention for both mother and child. However, the mode of delivery may have implications on a child’s nutrition support needs. During c-section delivery, the initial transfer of maternal probiotics from the mother to the child via the birth canal is bypassed.

Maternal probiotics are the “friendly” microorganisms that help jumpstart a child’s early immune system development, cognitive function, and digestive health. When a child is delivered by c-section, they acquire a different set of microorganisms from the mother’s skin or the environment where they were born.

The good news is that the absence of probiotic transfer during C-section delivery may be corrected through consumption of probiotics and prebiotcs.

Experience and innovation

HiPP experts in microbiota research with over 20 years of experience. Our HiPP laboratory is one of the most renowned in Europe and can check for over 1,200 residues.

HiPP experts in microbiota research with over 20 years of experience. Our HiPP laboratory is one of the most renowned in Europe and can check for over 1,200 residues.

Furthermore, HiPP use only functional ingredients of natural origin and nutrient-rich milk in best organic quality. We only use organic lactose without the added sugar.

We are one of the first brands in the world to use organic milk for our formulae and have been doing so for the past 30 years. For this reason, we are the no.1 Organic milk brand in Europe.

HiPP Organic Combiotic milk formula is now available in selected Sheng Siong Outlets.

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To learn more about HiPP and our products, visit us at www.hipp.com.sg

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