breastfeeding getting started

Breastmilk is your baby’s first food and is the ideal and best start you can give your baby. Breastfeeding is the biologically normal feeding method for babies and young children and ensures growth and development. Breastmilk is important for short and longer term health of the mother and her baby.

Your breasts begin to produce breastmilk which is also called Colostrum while you are still pregnant and in the early days after the birth. Colostrum is yellow in colour and thick in consistency.  Colostrum contains protein and antibodies to keep your baby healthy. It is easy for your baby to digest, making it the perfect first food. Colostrum because of its colour and its importance for the baby is often called ‘liquid gold’.