Should you feed your child with expressed breast milk?
Colostrum or the thin yellowish milk that is produced during the first 3-4 days after delivery, is rich in proteins and antibodies that provide passive immunity to a new born. Colostrum gradually changes to mature milk which is thicker and creamier. Medical practitioners strictly advice to breastfeed the infants for the first six months as breast milk contains complex proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and other biologically active components.
Inability of a baby to consume mother’s milk directly, or a baby who is used to “cluster” feeding sessions (they feed frequently during a short period of time and then sleep for a longer time) or simply because a mom is wanting to go out and keep breast milk available for the baby and definitely in case of working women, there is a need to express start expressing milk.