Pregnant woman holding Colostrum Antenatally bag

Why Collect Colostrum Antenatally? Part 1

Colostrum has always been, and always will be, the best first food for your infant. It’s packed with antibodies as well as being high in protein, vitamins, and minerals. There are so many wonderful advantages to collecting your colostrum antenatally or during your pregnancy, before giving birth! Learn more about the benefits of healthy lactation cookies in this post, by your local experts here at milk & cookies by Jewels.

What is Colostrum and What Does it Do?

Our lactation cookies or lactation biscuits can help you produce more colostrum. But why is that so important?

At as early as 16 weeks of gestation, your breasts begin to produce colostrum. Colostrum is the first form of milk that the body produces. It is very rich in proteins, which form a golden-yellow and occasionally sticky substance. Like amniotic fluid, colostrum has the growth hormones, antibodies, and anti-infective anti-inflammatory molecules that your baby needs to develop. It's like your baby's first vaccine, acting as a shield from any dangerous germs or viruses. Babies don't need much of it because colostrum is so incredibly concentrated.

Why Collect Colostrum While Pregnant?

More and more professionals in prenatal care are coming out in support of antenatal colostrum collection. In Australia, there are a number of typical interventions that might affect the success of breastfeeding. The way the birth and delivery took place can have an impact on the baby's attentiveness, capacity to move to the breast, and ability to feed successfully in the first 24-48 hours.

Colostrum that has been collected throughout pregnancy can help to safeguard your breastfeeding. It offers a choice if the infant is separated from the mum at birth, has health issues, or struggles to latch on.

Getting as Much Colostrum as You Can

To boost the formation of colostrum, we strongly advise consuming our lactation cookies or lactation biscuits every day, starting at the 36th week of pregnancy.

Everything required to begin expressing colostrum is included in the milk & cookies by Jewels Antenatal Colostrum Expressing Kit. Be sure to include these healthy lactation cookies in your hospital luggage to assist the arrival of your milk as well!

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