Types of Breast Milk
If you choose to breastfeed your baby, it is important to know what to expect. As the baby grows, your breast milk evolves. The three main types of breast milk are:
- Colostrum: This early breast milk is thick and yellowish in color. It is packed with nutrients, antibodies, and proteins to help your newborn fight off disease.
- Transitional Milk: This milk has less proteins as colostrum, but is more calorie-dense.
- Mature Milk: As your baby grows, milk becomes thinner and takes on a whitish color.
Each type of breast milk has the nutrients and vitamins that your baby needs throughout its different stages of infancy.