What is Colostrum?
Did you know that a mom’s body begins to prepare for breastfeeding on the second trimester of pregnancy? Yes, at about 16 weeks into childbearing, some moms already notice drops leaking from their breasts up until giving birth. Those drops are colostrum also known as the “liquid gold.”
The Perfect First Food
Colostrum is a thick buttery yellow fluid that serves as the baby’s first nutrition. It is a superfood packed with the essential vitamins and nutrients to meet a newborn’s needs.
A newborn’s stomach is so teeny that it can only hold 5-7 millimeters of milk. Colostrum serves as the perfect first food for your precious one. Many doctors even consider it as your baby’s “first immunization.” It carries an antibody known as secretary immunoglobulin (sIgA) and white blood cells (leukocytes) that help strengthen the immune system of your newborn.
Newborns are also born with highly permeable gut. Meaning, there are gaps in between the linings in their digestive system. Colostrum helps “fill” those gaps to prevent bacteria, viruses, and allergens enter the baby’s body. Thus, the World Health Organization highly recommends exclusive breastfeeding and no water for the first six months of a baby’s life. Your breastmilk is all the nutrition your baby needs. Moreover, colostrum helps in reducing or even preventing newborn jaundice.
Give your baby the best possible start in life. Feed your little one Nature’s perfect food. Feed love!