International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine & Public Health

ISSN - 1840-4529

Colostrum Peer Review Journals

Colostrum (known colloquially as beestings bisnings or first milk) is that the first sort of milk produced by the mammary glands of mammals (including many humans) immediately following the delivery of the newborn. Most species will generate colostrum just before parturition. Colostrum contains antibodies to guard the newborn against disease. In general, protein concentration in colostrum is substantially above in milk. Fat concentration is substantially higher in colostrum than in milk in some species, e.g. sheep and horses, but lower in colostrum than in milk in another species, e.g. camels and humans, In swine, the fat concentration of milk at 48 to 72 hours postpartum may be higher than in colostrum or in late-lactation milk. Fat concentration in bovine colostrum is extremely variable.

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