The milk secreted after the child birth for the first few days is called “Colostrum”. It is yellowish in color and sticky. It is highly nutritious and contains anti-infective substances.

Nutritional value:

  • Colostrum is very rich in vitamin A.
  • It has more proteins and sometimes up to 10% .
  • It has less fat and the carbohydrate, lactose than the mature milk.
  • It provides anti-bodies to baby’s body ( which protects the baby from infectious diseases such as diarrhoea, to which the child might be exposed during the first few weeks after the birth).

Colostrum is basically the first immunization child receives from the mother.

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