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I'm a Dad, so I have several questions.

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I'm a Dad, so I have several questions.

Post by JackBurton on Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:05 pm


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.

Thanks again!


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Post by smarief99 on Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:43 pm

The baby will def get a benefit...and i dont think from what i have read that two weeks is too old. If your friend is healthy and you're comfortable with her as the source, i truly think your baby would still benefit. I am not a doctor, nust a mom who has read a lot.
Good luck with your new baby!! How exciting!


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