Why is colostrum and later lactation milk so important?
- The placenta is not effective at transferring antibodies
- The infant has an immature immune system throughout childhood
The infant’s immune system remains immature and functionally naive at birth. This lack of prior exposure to pathogens causes a lack of immune memory and this condition continues throughout childhood. B. Breve, found in breast milk balances the immune TH1/TH2
Colostrum develops the immune system
A mother’s final gift to her newborn is the gift of her breast milk which contains a different variety of antibodies designed to help the infant grow and develop, including the proliferation of stem cells and regulation of gene function. A mother’s milk can be seen as the weaning stage of her newborns immune system as an initiating factor for its own development of a defense system.
- Healthy microbiome required for host homeostasis
The WHO refers to human milk as the nutritional gold standard for infants. Human milk contains many immunomodulatory compounds, including oligosaccharides.
- Non digestible sugars, oligosaccharides show a direct bifidogenic effect on the gut
- Oligosaccharides act independently of microbiota; however probiotics exert profound Influence as well
From homeostasis and immune development as well as nutrition, growth and future protection it is increasingly clear that colostrum is the post birth life giving force of all mammals.
yogurt cream cheese cheesecake bites
1/3 c yogurt cheese
2-3 graham crackers (snapped to smallest size) 1 tbsp. confectioner’s sugar
1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
fresh strawberries or any desired fruit
Do not forget to consume your drained acid whey. It can be remixed in yogurt, milk or even water for an energy, immune and repair boost!