foremilk


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milky fluid secreted for the first day or two after parturition

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The foremilk leaking onto her dress pooled in her bellybutton, clotted there, and became cheese.
Foremilk (which is released within the first 5-10 minutes) is more 'sugary and watery' compared to hindmilk which has more fat and proteins.
Several days after birth when the mother's milk "comes in," it is balanced so that the infant first receives the thin, watery foremilk to satisfy thirst, and the rich, high-caloric hindmilk, toward the end of the feeding, to satisfy hunger.
The highest SCC ([greater than or equal to] 10 million/ml) in foremilk samples were associated with intramammary infections by Arcanobacterium pyogenes (95.