Importance of Mother's milk:
Mother's milk is very essential from the first day of birth. First milk is known
as colostrum. This special milk is yellow to orange in color and thick and sticky.
It is low in fat, and high in carbohydrates, protein, and antibodies to help keep
your baby healthy. Colostrum is extremely easy to digest, and is therefore the perfect
first food for your baby. It is low in volume (measurable in teaspoons rather than
ounces), but high in concentrated nutrition for the newborn. Colostrum has a laxative
effect on the baby, helping him pass his early stools, which aids in the excretion
of excess bilirubin and helps prevent jaundice.
Benefits of Mother Milk: