Benefits of first milk (colostrum)

Colostrum is a superfood for your newborn baby, produced by your own body. Find out more about it and why it’s so important for your child.


Immediately after your baby is born, your body will already have milk ready for him to start breastfeeding. This first milk is called ‘colostrum’ and will available for 2 days after birth. It is thick, yellow tinged in colour and full of antibodies to boost baby’s ability to fight off infections. It is also rich in vitamins & protein and contains immunoglobulins that help in providing immunity to the baby. Over and above, it contains fat which is an important ingredient that helps your baby gain weight and feel full & sleepy at the end of a feed.

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