Listen to an information about the first yellowish breastmilk, called colostrum.
- Colostrum, the first breastmilk for all babys.
- Colostrum for your baby, in case of separation.
- Colostrum for immune protection, if you decide not to breastfeed.
Colostrum, expressed by hand during pregnancy, helps to stabilize blood sugar levels from babies of diabetic mothers after birth and prevent hypoglycemia. Babies with cleft lip and/or palate, a cardiac complication or Down syndrome also benefit from antenatal expressed colostrum.
Read more about it:
Breastfeeding – Antenatal Expression of Colostrum (Mater Mother’s Hospital, Australia)
Antenatal Expression of Colostrum (La Leche Liga, UK)
Hand Expression of Breastmilk (La Leche Liga, UK)