What No One Ever Told You About Your Colostrum

with guest Mary Foley

Air Date: October 2, 2017


You may have already heard about the miraculous powers of colostrum, the “liquid gold” that is the first milk a mother’s body makes for her baby. Colostrum is famous for its high concentration of immunoglobulins and other protective components. But does all colostrum look the same? How much does the baby need? How long will you have colostrum before you have a copious milk supply? How much will you make in a day? How much colostrum will you be able to express if your baby can’t suckle? What’s the best way to express it? How does colostrum change over time? Listen as Marie and her guest, experienced nurse and lactation consultant Mary Foley, talk about both the mundane and mysterious aspects of colostrum. In this show, you’ll begin to appreciate why “less is more”, the wide variations in the observable characteristics of colostrum, and you’ll get practical tips for collecting and saving every last drop, especially if your baby is too premature or too weak to suckle it for himself.

Guest Profile – Mary Foley

Mary Foley is the Lactation Program Coordinator for a Baby-Friendly Hospital in Massachusetts, for 17 years. She has worked in numerous maternity settings including: obstetrics, postpartum, labor and delivery, home care, and as a lactation consultant in private practice. She has served as a faculty member for the MotherBaby Summits in West Virginia, Michigan and Louisiana, and as a consultant for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Baby-Friendly Initiative. Member of the International Lactation Consultant Association, the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition, and the Massachusetts Baby Friendly Collaborative, the Massachusetts Safe Babies, Safe Kids Task Force, and President of the Massachusetts Lactation Consultant Association. She has 4 breastfed children and is the proud grandmother of 5 grandchildren. Find Mary Foley @http://www.sweetsipscolostrumspoons.com as well as on Facebook @https://www.facebook.com/Colostrumspoons/
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