How breast milk changes

How breast milk changes

When you start breastfeeding there are changes in the kinds of milk you produce. Here’s a brief run down so you know what to expect.


In the first couple of days you’ll produce a much thicker substance called colostrum that’s filled with important anti bodies and other nutrients for your baby.

After a few days, your mature breast milk will start to come in. The more your baby feeds from you, the more breast milk you’ll produce! That’s supply and demand.

At the beginning of a feed, your milk is quite watery, and this is called foremilk. As your baby continues to feed, the fat content of your breast milk gradually increases and becomes more satisfying for your baby. This is called hindmilk. Your little one needs both types of milk for a complete meal.


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