Colostrum: The Final Step in Preparing Your Baby for the Outside World

Posted by Melanie Mouzoon, M.D., F.A.A.P. on Feb 7, 2015 9:00:00 AM

As a pediatrician, so many of the questions I get from new moms involve breastfeeding their newborns. I find, however, that the biggest questions regarding breastfeeding tend to arise within the first day or two after the baby is born. From worrying the baby isn’t getting enough nutrition to wondering how much milk new moms should be producing, I tend to find that new parents overestimate what the baby needs, and underestimate the value of colostrum.

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Topics: New Moms, Breastfeeding, Colostrum

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