What is Colostrum?
Colostrum is the first milk that mammals produce. It produces the first few days after birth. Colostrum is the ideal food for human newborns and has promising health benefits by providing hydration, protein, immunoglobulin, enzyme, leukocytes as well as antioxidants. Colostrum also establishes a normal gut microbiome in the newborn baby. Colostrum also benefits adults by improving their athlete performance.
What Are The Proposed Benefits of Colostrum?
- Strengthen immune system
- Prevent diarrhea for newborn baby
- Build a healthy gut microbiome
- Relieving allergy symptoms
A review revealed that newborn baby consume their mother’s colostrum have a stronger immune system and healthy weight than other who don’t (1)
(1) Tao et al. Effects of oropharyngeal administration of colostrum on the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis, late-onset sepsis, and death in preterm infants: a meta-analysis of RCTs. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition volume 74, pages1122–1131 (2020)