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Baby's first milk: Colostrum is essentially baby's first "milk", however, it is thick and yellow and looks nothing like milk. This important first meal is loaded with antibodies and protein, and your newborn will receive this as soon as she latches onto your breast to nurse. For the first 3 to 5 days of life, this is all your newborn will need, then you'll notice the colostrum giving way to creamy white breastmilk. ...Read more
Yes: If your baby is nursing every 2-3 hours during the first few days after birth, they will get all the colostrum they need. Average is about 5 ml per feed on day one, 10 ml per feed on day 2 and 15 ml per feed on day 3 (about 1/2 oz).......This is just enough to keep up the baby's blood sugar and provides a lot of antibodies. ...Read more
In second trimester: In anticipation of the baby's early arrival, the mother's body starts go produce colostrum/milk towards the end of second trimester. It is just a simple proof that the science inherent inside the mother's body beats any gynecological advance we may have made in recent decades! People should start believing in the miracle of birth. ...Read more
Immediately: Right after delivery, a mother will produce colostrum for her newborn immediately. ...Read more
Most are good: Bovine colostrum has been used to treat diarrhea, boost the immune system and combat aging. There is a hyperimmune bovine colostreum that has been harvested from cows that were injected with certain viruses to increase the effectiveness. Most of the colostrums are certified and should be ok . Colostrum comes in tablet, capsule, powder and liquid forms. You can also find colostrum /pro biotics. ...Read more
Can be hormonal: Colostrum from the nipples can occur do to frequent stimulation , right after birth of a baby or due to hormonal inbalances. I would check with your doctor. ...Read more
I have a clear sticky stuff coming out of my boob it is sometimes white could is be colostrum i'm only 7 weeks?
See GYN: At 7 weeks pregnant you should not have discharge. Please see your ob/gyn right away for an exam. ...Read more
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Not likely: Colostrum is usually a clear or slightly cloudy fluid from the nipples present in a mother only for the first few days after delivering her baby. Your discharge should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Normal : for up to 12 months. If it lasts longer, see you doc. ...Read more
Immune support: Bovine colostrum is the forst milk form lactating cows...And like humans it is rich in antibodies and growth factors that support the immune system. Supposedly the immune support is extracted so it is dairy free. Many people/children have had positiver benefits from it especially with intestinal issues. ...Read more
Yes: Lactoferrin supplementation has been studied and appears to be safe. Here's a link to a european study on this: http://www.Efsa.Europa.Eu/en/efsajournal/pub/2811.Htm. ...Read more
Yes: Many women who have had children and have breastfeed will go on having small amounts of dried colostrum that appears on the nipples. If there is a larger amount of discharge, then it is necessary to see your doctor to check for other issues that could cause lactation or nipple discharge ...Read more
30 weeks along and no sign of colostrum yet? Is it possible not to lactate until the last couple of weeks?
Oh yes: It's very very normal not to have any colostrum until a day or so after delivery. ...Read more
I have a 22 month old that i nurse, and about to give birth to #2. Should my 1st not nurse when the colostrum comes in?
Difficult question: The needs of the newborn should trump the comfort of the 22-month old. Although the colostrum will in no way harm the older child, it is needed by the newborn for the immunities and changes in the intestines that occur due to colostrum. It is doubtful that the 22-month child is nutrient nursing at this point in life. Ultimately the choice is yours, but i reccomend the newborn. ...Read more
Some day my insurance won't pay for growth hormone. When that happens, could igf1 from colostrum partially make up for it? Thank you.
Hi I am a male and i was taking colostrum and my hair started to become thin in certain areas on my mind what should I do please help .
Not due to colostrum: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more