What is colostrum?
Colostrum is the first mouthful of food for newborns and the best and most precious gift for babies.
Postpartum, the hormone level of the mother changes, and the breast begins to secrete milk. But lactation has a gradual change in quality and quantity, generally the milk within 4-5 days after birth is called colostrum, 6-10 days after birth is called transitional milk, 11 days to 9 months after delivery is called mature milk, after October milk is called late milk. Colostrum contains more calcium phosphate, calcium chloride and other salts, so it has diarrhea effect. Colostrum has higher calories than milk.
Is human colostrum good?
Human colostrum is very good for your baby. This thick yellow (sometimes transparent) liquid, known as liquid gold, is rich in antibodies and white blood cells that help babies fight off viral bacteria. Research even pointed out that it can stimulate the baby’s immune system to make antibodies. Colostrum can also form a protective membrane in the baby’s intestinal tract to prevent harmful bacteria from invading the weak digestive system, anti-allergy and other issues. The benefits of colostrum far from this, it can also stimulate the baby to excrete meconium, eliminate bilirubin, reduce the chances of jaundice.
Colostrum is hard to come by. Babies can only take a few bites, but surprisingly, these bites are more than enough. Colostrum is very digestive — protein, vitamins, minerals are plentiful, and low in fat and sugar are great appetizers for future nutritional challenges.
Several days of colostrum can not only satisfy the baby’s mouth, but also make him take the first step in health.
Can human colostrums feed babies?
Colostrum can be fed to your baby. Some people are influenced by the old idea that the milk secreted after childbirth is dirty, or that colostrum has no nutritional value, squeezed away and discarded, which is unfortunate.
Colostrum is not only dirty, but the most nutritious substance. They enhance the immune function of newborns and prevent neonatal infection. In the later milk, various cell components gradually decrease with the extension of time.
In addition, colostrum contains less fat than mature milk, which just coincides with the birth of children’s gastrointestinal fat digestion and absorption capacity is poor. The content of zinc in colostrum is also very high, according to the determination of 12 days after childbirth colostrum contains a large amount of zinc, the average concentration of serum zinc is 4-7 times, and then the content of zinc in human milk drops rapidly. Zinc is beneficial to the growth and development of children.
Although colostrum is small and light, it is very important for the newborn. Breast-feeding children rarely get sick within the first six months of life, because they accept antibodies in their breast milk, which is also due to colostrum. Therefore, colostrum must not be abandoned at will.