Till my milk supply comes in what do I feed my baby with?
I hear that my milk supply will not come in till after the third or fourth day. What do I feed my baby with during till then?
Your newborn baby does not require anything other than colostrum — the milk that the breasts make in the first few days after delivery. Colostrum is essential for the baby and although it‘s produced only in small amounts, it‘s enough to meet all the baby‘s nutritional needs the first few days of the baby‘s life. It is also rich in Vitamins A and K and zinc and contains large amounts of antibodies that protect the child against infections.
Colostrum also has an immunoglobulin that coats the lining of the baby‘s immature intestine and prevents large protein molecules from entering the newborn‘s blood system. This reduces the risk of her getting allergies like asthma and eczema later in life.
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