How Long Does Colostrum Last If It’s Not Given To A Baby?

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Good evening doctor, I want to ask, I just gave birth to my first child, but the first day of delivery on 5/5/19 the first ASI has not yet come out and just came out on 7/5/19, but my baby is not close to me because I was being treated for new yellow brought home on the 9th. While I’m already at home. What I want to ask is whether colostrum if I don’t remove it until I wait for my child to come home on 9 mash is called colostrum which is said to have many benefits? Because I’m afraid my child won’t get his first breast milk. Thank you for the answer.

1 Answer:

Good morning, thanks for the question


During the first 2-5 days after giving birth, the body will only produce colostrum, then after that it will switch to producing normal breast milk. In every woman, it can generally be different, but generally colostrum is rich in nutrients and benefits in its main production in the first 5 days. The next phase is the transitional phase which lasts for 10-14 days. This phase will produce colostrum mixed with breast milk. Afterwards only ASI will produce liquid consistency.


In this condition the mother is actually still able to give colostrum to her baby because colostrum may still be produced. In some cases where the mother is separated from her baby for a long time can even do colostrum milking since the last weeks of pregnancy. But if you want to do colostrum milking you should first consult with your doctor or with a lactation counselor.


That's all, hope you can help.
Wassalam.

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