What is colostrum?

What is colostrum?

Colostrum - the don’t call it liquid gold for nothing!

  • What is it? Colostrum is the first, ultra concentrated breastmilk that your body produces and production usually starts around 16-22 weeks gestation. It’s low in fat, high in protein and minerals and is the perfect first food for baby.
  • What does it look like? Colostrum is quite sticky and thick compared to mature breastmilk and is typically yellow or orange in color due to a high concentration of beta-carotene and Vitamin A.
  • What does it do? Colostrum is full of   immune boosting antibodies, helps establish gut health, and contains growth factors that build muscles, bones and supports brain development.
  • Why is it important? Colostrum lines the gastrointestinal tract and prevents absorption of harmful microorganisms into the system, acts as a laxative which aids in the removal of meconium and reduces jaundice, acts as a microbial defender, fights inflammation and prevents low blood sugar in full term babies.

Even more good news?! Colostrum can be freeze dried! Save all of that hard-earned, magical goodness for when baby is sick or just a rainy day, without the detrimental impacts of long-term freezing! 

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