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Is colostrum, the first milk, all a baby needs in the first few days of life?

Asked by Noah, Last updated: Nov 15, 2021

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John Smith

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Answered Sep 08, 2016

True.

Colostrum, the liquid gold that is produced in the breasts during pregnancy, meets all of babys nutritional needs until a mothers milk comes in (usually 2-5 days after her baby is born). Although, colostrum is not as abundant as breastmilk, it packs a huge nutritional punch; thick and extremely high in antibodies, it coats the babys vulnerable digestive tract, warding off infection and helping clear out meconium (babys first poop). The frequent nursings a baby requires in the first few days help to stimulate milk production and keep baby satisfied: very few babies require any formula, water or glucose during this time.

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