The Results: The Danish found that vitamin D levels were higher in hindmilk
than in foremilk.
My baby needed to feed every hour to hour and a half, which I now know is a variation of normal in the early days, but the midwife told me to encourage the baby to drain the breast to reach the hindmilk
Foremilk (which is released within the first 5-10 minutes) is more 'sugary and watery' compared to hindmilk
which has more fat and proteins.
Switching sides, positions, and order allow each child to benefit from foremilk and hindmilk
, which is rich in necessary fat and calories (Walshaw, 2010).
Even during a feeding, fat content varies between foremilk and hindmilk
These processes include determining the time a mother must pump in order to express the calorie-dense hindmilk
, capturing the lower-volume, higher-calorie milk that generally occurs late in the day, correcting storage techniques, and so forth.
Limitations of our study include the lack of measurements of leptin and adiponectin in fore- and hindmilk
, but Ucar et al.
At each feed the breasts produce two types of milk: foremilk, which is produced at the beginning of a feed, and hindmilk
, which has more fat, energy and essential nutrients.
During the actual time of breast-feeding, the foremilk can have a fat content of about 1% and the hindmilk
can have a fat content of up to 12%; levels of fat can also differ between the two breasts.
It starts out as foremilk, full of water and lactose, and transforms into hindmilk
, which includes fat and calories.
Without the rich hindmilk
(the rich milk which is produced at the end of the feeding) he or she will have difficulty gaining weight.
Creamatocrit Plus also guides the separation of foremilk and the high-lipid, high-caloric hindmilk
to accelerate weight gain in extremely low-birthweight infants.