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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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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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What could cause colostrum leaking from the breasts after an abortion?

What could cause colostrum leaking from the breasts after an abortion?

Hormone change: Breast secretion after a pregnancy can be related to the hormone changes of the pregnancy and should, therefore , disappear soon after termination. ...Read more

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What could cause colostrum/milk production in women under 30 who are not likely pregnant? Period is not yet late. Colostrum produced by both breasts

What could cause colostrum/milk production in women under 30 who are not likely pregnant? Period is not yet late. Colostrum produced by both breasts

Prolactin: Breast milk is made in your breasts in response to a hormone produced in your pituitary called prolactin. Sometimes galactorrhea (milk production in the absence of a pregnancy) can be due to a tumor in the pituitary. Consider seeing a doctor to have your prolactin levels checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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Trying to conceive. Last period was 4/2/14. Now my breasts are secreting what looks like colostrum. Is this an early sign that i may be pregnant?

Trying to conceive. Last period was 4/2/14. Now my breasts are secreting what looks like colostrum. Is this an early sign that i may be pregnant?

Pregnant: Yes secreteing colostrom is a sign of pregnancy. In your case it is a bit early but still normal. Normally a woman srartsts to secrete colostrom at the end of the first trimester. Good luck. ...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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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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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