I'm going to be an adoptive father, our long wait finally over. Our daughter will be about two weeks old when she comes into our lives, and we're nervous and excited. I seek advice everywhere, being a first-time father. One of my friends--a mother of several children--suggest that we give colostrum to our baby--and she even offered to give us some of her own that she has frozen. I've read about colostrum and understand its nutritional value, but I have some questions:
1. Will a baby who will otherwise be fed formula receive any benefit from colostrum?
2. Is two weeks too old to receive a benefit?
3. Assuming that I trust the source, is it perfectly safe to use someone else's frozen colostrum? (Sorry, but the whole thing just seems a little odd, even though I'm told that it's perfectly fine.)
Thanks so much for your help. I've done a lot of reading on the subject, but I hope to get the opinions of some experienced moms.
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Join date : 2014-08-25
Good luck with your new baby!! How exciting!
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