Colostrum

Colostrum, also known colloquially as beestings, bisnings or first milk, is a form of milk produced by the mammary glands of mammals in late pregnancy. Most species will generate colostrum just prior to giving birth. Colostrum contains antibodies to protect the newborn against disease. It is very rich in proteins, vitamin A, and sodium chloride, but contains lower amounts of carbohydrates, lipids, and potassium than normal milk. Bovine colostrum from pasture-fed cows contains immunoglobulins specific to many human pathogens, including harmful types of bacteria such as Escherichia coli, Crypt..

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