Breastfeeding 101 – bamboobies

Breastfeeding 101

When will my milk “come in”?

New mothers are usually wondering when their milk will ‘come in’, which is a very valid concern when it comes to feeding your new baby. It may seem like breastmilk ‘comes in’ since only small amounts of thin, yellowish breastmilk, better known as colostrum, are present at the birth of baby. Don’t underestimate the miniscule amounts of this liquid gold, either. Colostrum plays an important role in the newborn’s immune function and is rich in antibodies to keep the baby healthy.