Do you know what is in colostrum? It is concentrated gold and high in protein and antibodies. Dr’s keep finding new components in colostrum and BM that are not found in any other feeding source. According to the WHO it is like the first vaccine or immunization of a child, because it provides the child defences against all the germs that the mother has been in contact with. It comes in small amounts and according to the la leche leage: The smaller volumes also give your baby a chance to learn to nurse without being overwhelmed by a large flow of milk in the first few days. These smaller feedings encourage your baby to go back to the breast often in the first few days. This frequent stimulation is what increases your milk production – a lovely and effective feedback loop!