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colostrum

 [ko-los´trum]
the thin, yellow, milky fluid secreted by the mammary gland a few days before or after childbirth.

co·los·trum

(kō-los'trŭm),
A thin white opalescent fluid, the first milk secreted at the termination of pregnancy; it differs from the milk secreted later by containing more lactalbumin and lactoprotein; colostrum is also rich in antibodies that confer passive immunity to the newborn.
Synonym(s): foremilk
[L.]

colostrum

(kə-lŏs′trəm)
n.
The thin yellowish fluid secreted by the mammary glands at the time of parturition that is rich in antibodies and minerals, and precedes the production of true milk. Also called foremilk.

co·los′tral (-trəl) adj.

colostrum

Fringe medicine
The milk produced by mammals after giving birth, which, given its high content of antibodies, is believed to serve as an immune system enhancer. Bovine colostrum in the form of pills, powders and ointments has been marketed as treatment for arthritis, cancer, various infections, multiple sclerosis and other conditions.
 
There are no peer-reviewed data to support the efficacy of colostrum.

colostrum

Obstetrics A sticky yellow-white fluid secreted by the breasts from late pregnancy to several days after birth, but before breast milk is produced. See Breast milk.

co·los·trum

(kŏ-los'trŭm)
A thin white opalescent fluid, the first milk secreted at the termination of pregnancy; it differs from the milk secreted later by containing more lactalbumin and lactoprotein; colostrum is also rich in antibodies which confer passive immunity to the newborn.
Synonym(s): foremilk.
[L.]

colostrum

The yellowish, protein-rich, milk-like fluid secreted by the breasts for the first two or three days after the birth of a baby. Colostrum contains large fat globules and a high content of antibodies.

colostrum

a yellowish, watery secretion expressed from the breast nipples of female mammals when in late pregnancy and for a few days after birth. Colostrum has a high protein content and is rich in vitamin A and ANTIBODIES which give the baby an immediate, short-term, passive immunity to foreign ANTIGENS.
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Effects of newborn characteristics and length of colostrum feeding period on passive immune transfer in goat kids.
Precolostrm and colostrum samples were collected, at each milking in a 50 ml clean tube, and stored at -20[degrees]C for further analysis.
(Table 2) Binary logistic regression analysis was carried out to examine the associated factors for colostrum squeezing (The practice of not giving or discarding of first milk for their newborns as reported mothers of under five years old children) practices.
The present investigation evaluated the possibility of used bovine colostrum as nutraceutical food, which attenuates the adverse effects of high stocking density in redox balance and tissue development.
In this study, the authors concluded that colostrum and mature milk from hypertensive mothers had higher levels of total protein.
According to the results of this study out of total 26.3% know about exclusive breastfeeding while benefits of colostrum was known to 23.1% of the mothers.
Calf needs colostrum up to 5% of its body weight within the first six hours of life, after that colostrum digestion level in the intestine is decreased.
Interest in colostrum as an influenza preventative began in the mid-2000s as Italian researchers sought to investigate new, low-cost treatments to better address the virus mutations from season to season.
Considering the nutritional composition of bovine colostrum, isonitrogenous and isoenergetic pelleted diets were formulated to attend to the requirements of juveniles Piaractus mesopotamicus and Salminus brasiliensis (Tables 1 and 2).
Make sure the cow is in good body condition before calving, so she can produce the best colostrum. If cows are too thin, they don't produce adequate colostrum.
Dr Sebina also emphasised the importance of neonates to consume colostrum immediately after birth (within the first two hours of birth) before the intestines closed for absorption.
Skin-to-skin contact along with suckling at the breast stimulate the mother's production of breastmilk, including colostrum, also called the baby's 'first vaccine', which is extremely rich in nutrients and antibodies.