What is Colostrum and how does it help my baby?

Your breastmilk helps your baby grow healthy and strong from day one.

Your first milk is liquid gold. Called liquid gold for its deep yellow color, colostrum is the thick first milk that you make during pregnancy and just after birth. This milk is very rich in nutrients and includes antibodies to protect your baby from infections.

Colostrum also heps your newborn infant’s digestive system to grow and function. Your baby gets only a small amount of colostrum at each feeding because the stomach of a newborn infant is tiny and can hold only a small amount.

Your milk changes as your baby grows. Colostrum changes into mature milk by the third to fifth day after birth. This mixture milk has just the right amount of fat, sugar, water, and protein to help your baby continue to grow.#