What is Fore Milk?

Foremilk is the term used to describe the milk that is produced by the breast at the beginning of a feeding session. This milk is thinner and more watery than the milk that is produced towards the end of a feeding session, known as hind milk. Foremilk is lower in fat content but higher in lactose and protein compared to hind milk.

Foremilk is important for the baby’s growth and development as it provides a good source of protein, carbohydrates, and other important nutrients. It also contains antibodies that can help protect the baby from infections and illnesses.

During a feeding session, the baby will typically receive a combination of foremilk and hindmilk as they feed, and the milk composition changes. It is important for babies to receive both types of milk during feeding sessions to ensure that they are receiving a balance of nutrients and calories.

If a baby is not feeding effectively or is not feeding for long enough, it may not receive enough hind milk. This can lead to poor weight gain and other health issues. If you have concerns about your baby’s feeding, it is important to speak with a healthcare professional for advice and support.

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