What is colostrum?

Colostrum is the first milk that comes out of the breasts of an individual after giving birth. Colostrum is high in protein and low in fat and sugar, containing a lot of antibodies which help in strengthening and developing the baby's immune system. It is thick and slightly yellow is color and a small quantity provides exceptionally high nutrition to the baby. This is the first stage of the milk, eventually (that is, within 2-3 days) this changes to the next stage, known as transitional breast milk which is a combination of colostrum and mature breast milk which then changes into the final stage which is mature breast milk.


Sources:

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/body/22434-colostrum

https://www.verywellfamily.com/colostrum-the-first-breast-milk-431990

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/bovine-colostrum#nutrition

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