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Fun Facts About Colostrum

 Colostrum is produced from about the 5th month of pregnancy.

Baby takes about 1-3 teaspoonfuls of colostrum per feeding during the first 48 hours of life. 

An average first feed at the breast is about 5ml of colostrum.

There is not a fixed amount of colostrum.  Mom makes more each time baby eats.  Baby will get the most colostrum by feeding frequently.  After 2-5 days, transitional breastmilk begins to replace colostrum. By 10-14 days breastmilk is considered mature.

The average mother will make between ___ml &____lm of colostrum for her baby.