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What is colostrum?

What is colostrum?

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

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When should colostrum come in?

When should colostrum come in?

After delivery of: Baby. Colostrum is the milk in the early phases following delivery of a baby. See this site for more info.
http://www. Sciencedaily. Com/articles/c/colostrum. Htm. ...Read more

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Is green colostrum safe for baby?

Is green colostrum safe for baby?

Yes: Colostrum can come in many colors including green. As long as there is no infection of the nipple/breast where this may be pus, it is perfectly ok. ...Read more

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Is my baby getting enough colostrum?

Is my baby getting enough colostrum?

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

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When do you start to produce colostrum?

When do you start to produce colostrum?

Colostrum: Usually starts to develop towards the end of pregnancy and during the early stages of breast feeding. ...Read more

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Is 5ml of colostrum every 2 hours enough?

Is 5ml of colostrum every 2 hours enough?

Not for baby: Newborns usually start out taking about 20 ml every 2-3 hours. Your milk production should increase over 4-5 days to keep up with the babies demands. Until then, the baby will likely lose weight and should have the weight monitored as your doctor recommends. ...Read more

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When does someone start producing colostrum?

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

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Help can colostrum work for increasing your height?

Help can colostrum work for increasing your height?

Myth at best: Neither colostrum or any other food or hormone will increase height beyond what ones genes would make it anyway. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the earliest that women can produce colostrum?

Need advice on what is the the earliest that women can produce colostrum?

Immediately: Right after delivery, a mother will produce colostrum for her newborn immediately. ...Read more

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What is a good colostrum supplement to buy?

What is a good colostrum supplement to buy?

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

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Can you tell me about having colostrum. Could I be pregnant?

Can you tell me about having colostrum. Could I be pregnant?

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

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What might cause my breasts to leak colostrum?

What might cause my breasts to leak colostrum?

Pituitary problem: Pregnancy or breast feeding do and that is normal. If neither is the case then see your doctor, it could be serious. ...Read more

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Why am I producing colostrum when I'm not pregnant?

Why am I producing colostrum when I'm not pregnant?

Prolactin levels: Have your doctor check your prolactin levels. Elevated levels may be the cause. ...Read more

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Is brown liquid that leaks from my nipples colostrum?

Is brown liquid that leaks from my nipples colostrum?

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

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Can taking bovine colostrum be used to get rid of illness?

Can taking bovine colostrum be used to get rid of illness?

Ineffective: Unfortunately scientific studies have shown it to be no better than placebo. Beware of advertisements. ...Read more

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What is cow colostrum. How can it help for the immune system?

What is cow colostrum. How can it help for the immune system?

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

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Can lactoferrin from bovine colostrum be given to my 11 year old?

Can lactoferrin from bovine colostrum be given to my 11 year old?

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

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Is it possible to produce milk or colostrum if you aren't pregnant?

Is it possible to produce milk or colostrum if you aren't pregnant?

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

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I have a son who has allergic dermatitis. I heard that colostrum works?

I have a son who has allergic dermatitis. I heard that colostrum works?

Allergies: Colostrum and breastfeeding can help defer but not prevent the onset of symptoms of allergy until about 6 months of age. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Some day my insurance won't pay for growth hormone. When that happens, could igf1 from colostrum partially make up for it? Thank you.

Some day my insurance won't pay for growth hormone. When that happens, could igf1 from colostrum partially make up for it? Thank you.

No: Any Igf1 in breast milk would be broken down during digestion as would any other component of the milk. Only injected synthetic or real growth hormone has the potential to remain available for use. ...Read more

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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.

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