Breastfeeding

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Nursing and breastfeeding 101 guide: breastfeeding education

Milk production begins after delivery with a drop in hormones. The first breast milk to come out is a nutrient and antibody rich substance called colostrum. Colostrum is vital for newborns and stops after the first couple of feedings. After a couple days, your body will stop making colostrum and begin making regular breast milk.