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.