Colostrum

Colostrum is the antibody rich nutrient that is produced previous to milk in breastfeeding.

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Colostrum

What is the composition and function of colostrum in cattle?

The colostrum of cattle is the first milk from a cow to her calf used to not only feed the calf but provide the calf with a start up of the calf's' immune system. It is milk that is comprised of immunoglobins and antibodies which help boost the calf's immune system by feed it antibodies that the cow has generated or received from vaccinations prior to giving birth.

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Is it normal to be able to squeeze colostrum from your nipples if you aren't pregnant?

If you have ever been pregnant yes. Some women have colustum or milk for years after. If you have never been pregnant, it doesn't happen that I'm aware of, but it may be a symptom for some women during PMS. If you are unsure, call your doctor and ask them about it.

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It's normal, believe me...I've been able to do it ever since I first started my period...I was afraid it was a sign of breast cancer, so I asked and it's okay. You might want to ask a doc, just to be safe, tho.

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Can you leak colostrum from getting your nipple pierced?

Well you need to be lactating to generate colostrum (not actually pregnant). It's called the let down reflex and it is just that a "reflex". Manipulation of the areola and nipple will if done daily and done long enough can trigger the let down reflex to occur. Colostrum being the first fluid generated by the mammary glands.

Actual leaking from the piercing all depends on the placement of the piercings, the gauge and the type of jewellery (rings or barbells). Leakage will generally only occur when the breast is manipulated with a fair amount of force or if the breasts haven't been expressed in some time if you are lactating. The pressure applied to the breast can build up some fluid pressure and cause leakage. However during normal breast feeding the nature drawing action should cause no leakage at the piercing points.

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What does colostrum look like when you are pregnant?

Kind of a clear yellowish color, but all women can be different. It is all different. I know that this is gross, but my husband said mine looked like Velveeta cheese!

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Does colostrum help us grow taller?

yes of course it helps.

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What could cause you to have irregular periods for 2 months and leak colostrum but blood tests are negative?

You might have a tumor in your pituitary gland called prolactinoma. You should have it checked out by a gynecologist or an endocrinologist. Answer yeah its true, I suddenly started having a 14 day cycle, then I started producing breast milk after my doctor tried to put me on the pill to regulate these 14 day perods. i was later diagnosed with a macro prolactinoma by CT scan and discovery of elevated levels of the hormone prolactin in my blood. I was put on mediation now my periods come every 21 days wich is an improvement.

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Is Colostrum a sign of early pregnancy?

Yes. The only reason your body is producing colostrum is because of the pregnancy hormone

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What does it mean when colostrum comes out and you have your menstrual cycle and your not pregnant?

Then it isn't colostrum. This only appears after giving birth. You should probably go see your doctor and find out what you are expressing from your breasts and why. Hope this helps!

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When will colostrum start?

I had my last period 1 1/2 months ago had a blood test done 2 weeks ago but my breasts are leaking colostrum. Am i pregnant? I stopped breastfeeding my second child October 2006, might it be due to this that the milk is just still working itself out

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Does every woman leak colostrum during pregnancy?

No, not every woman leaks colostrum during pregnancy. Some women do, some do not. It is different with each pregnancy as well. A woman might leak during her first pregnancy and not her second or she might leak during every pregnancy or never during any pregnancy. Either way is NORMAL.

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What is colostrum?

Colostrum is the milk that a female mammal produces immediately after the first few hours after giving birth. It contains immunoglobins, antibodies and essential nutrients that are very important for the health and vigor of a newborn.

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How early in your pregnancy can you start to leak colostrum?

Taken from www.bith.com.au: Some women will try and express colostrum from their breasts during pregnancy. If you do it is normal to only to get a few drops out at any one time. This can be done by massaging the breast down to the nipple and then compressing the areola, with your fingers at least a couple of centimetres behind the actual nipple. Some parents express concerns that if they leak colostrum they will not have 'enough' for their new baby when he or she is born. This is a myth, because the breasts are capable of constantly replenishing colostrum and breast milk every 3 to 4 hours or so. Your new baby will get all they need! This is why women can still breastfeed other children while they are pregnant, and a few will even 'tandem feed' (that is feeding the older sibling and new baby) after the birth Hope this Helps

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Leaking colostrum after miscarriage?

Yes - my baby stopped growing at 13 weeks, but we didn't know until 16 weeks. The doctor induced using Cytotec in a hospital. Everything was expelled. Two days later, I noticed my nipples were moist. I was leaking colostrum. I was able to hand-express it.

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What color is colostrum in the 5th month of pregnancy?

I am 20 weeks and producing colostrum. Depending on the duct from which it is expressed - it is clear, white, or bright yellow.

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Is it possible to leak colostrum and not be pregnant?

YES!!! It happened to me, and any stimulation to the breasts may make it increase or maintain it for a long time, it happens when you have miscarried, or when your horomone levels are high, for any reason really. It does not mean pregnancy, but a positive pregnancy test does.

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Can you drip a little colostrum out of your nipple 5 years later?

Yes, my son is five years old and stoped breast feeding when he was 2 almost three. I recent noticed i had colostrum in my breast. not much but a little. My doctor told me it was normal. Also if you are taking birth control it can also cause your body to produce milk. like the patch.

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Do you leak more colostrum the closer you get to giving birth?

yes

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Is colostrum a sign of pregnancy?

Colostrum is the liquid that comes in just before breast milk. Colostrum is essential to a baby's nutrition. It is not a sign of pregnancy, but rather something that the body produces once the baby has been born.

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How long before a cat gives birth does colostrum show.?

About 1 to 2 min after the kitten is out u will see the colostrums come out the queen (the Mother) will eat it in order to keep her new born from predators and also because she needs it to have enough energy for the next hours.

Thus answer is incorrect, what they are referring to is the placenta, in which the foetus had grown inside the queen.

Colostrum is special milk produced by the queen in the first 12-18 hours after the birth. This under normal circumstances provides the first immunity for the new born kittens. However there could be issues with mis matched blood groups in cats.

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How far pregnant would you be if you can squeeze out colostrum?

how far you are????????????????

well i have had three, and normally starts around 5 to 6 months, but it sounds to me that you need medical advice, if you have already seeked this, they should have by now given you a scan, blood tests and an expected delivery date,i'm guessing your either very young and scared, or this is just your first and you wish for clarification?,if the first option, please don't be, talk to someone close, or ask for confidential medical advise, and don't go through this alone, you will be surprised at how many people you thought wouldn't understand actually will( i know i was in the same position with my first!)if im wrong and your just curious because it's your first then the very best of luck, and in both circumstances, congratulations!!!, regards, sarah.

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I had the same issue, this can be cause by benign tumors, or an imbalance of prolactin. See the doctor.

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Don't pay attention to that, clearly they were freaked out.

I first noticed colostrum leaking when I was only 10 weeks pregnant. It could squeeze out at 14 weeks (at 10 weeks it was only slightly crusty in my nipple, almost like hard dry skin.)

However, it is possible to produce colostrum and not be pregnant. Some men even produce it. Its nothing to be worried about really, but if you are concerned by it I would call your doctor. :)

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Your breast are producing colostrum early how can that be?

usually after the seventh month

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How long does a cow produce colostrum after calving?

Colostrum will be produced for around 72 hours or more after she calves.

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Can you have colostrum with in the first month of your pregnancy?

Yes, especially if it is not your first pregnancy

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Can you still have colostrum and not be pregnant?

no, we can't. colostrum were made for the future babies. it will produced if a female get pregnant.

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Milk does not coagulate on boiling but colostrum coagulate?

Mature milk contains whey protein and casein which do not coagulate n heating but coagulates with acidity( adding lemon ), however colostrum contains a high amount of lactoglobulin, to provide immunity to the newborn which makes the milk coagulate on heating.

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