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I've been drinking COLOSTRUM

Good morning! We are loving life as a family of 4 and as we are starting to find our rhythm I have been nourishing my body with bovine colostrum. Tyler and I had to laugh because we were comparing labor to that of a mama cow. I was scheduled for a C-section and even though I ended up going into labor on my own, I had asked the question about my milk supply. I was nervous that being induced would delay my milk coming in. I asked the doctor when and how much colostrum Levi was supposed to drink once he was born.

Turns out that just a few drops are needed following a human birth. A baby's stomach is about the size of a quarter when they are born and they need just a few drops of colostrum for energy and immune boosting nutrients to sustain them until the next feeding.

According to Google, "Colostrum, or first milk, is the first form of milk produced by the mammary glands of humans and other mammals immediately following delivery of the newborn. It may be called beestings when referring to the first milk of a cow or similar animal. Most species will begin to generate colostrum just prior to giving birth."

I was very familiar with the importance of colostrum for baby calves. If a calf doesn't get colostrum within the first couple hours after birth it can be life threatening. The colostrum gives the calves the energy they need to warm up and continue nursing. A calf can stand within 15-30 minutes and will begin nursing as soon as they are able to balance.

If a calf isn't able to nurse, we will intervene and help the calf figure it out or we will provide the baby with colostrum supplement (powder mix).

I was surprised to see how yellow the colostrum was compared to milk. When I head Dean, I saved some in the freezer to use incase he got a cold and I plan to do the same with Levi. I have read good things about the antibodies and immune boosting properties in the colostrum... which leads me back to the title of this blog post. I have started to drink a bovine colostrum supplement.

I first heard about the Armra supplement on the Discover Ag Podcast. Tara and Natalie swear by the immune boosting, hair growth and skin care qualities! I decided to give the colostrum a try following a 2-3 week bout with the flu after coming home from the hospital. Dean and I were so sick... I was in the midst of caring for a newborn. I was healing from labor and I was exhausted. I have been sick with the flu, common cold, or nasal infection more times than I can count this year. I have just had enough and I decided what could be the harm in giving it a try.

According to Armra, "colostrum will transform your health starting at its foundation. ARMRA Colostrum™ protects, rebuilds, and strengthens your body’s barriers for defense against everyday threats and enhanced vitality. Harnessing the power of over 400+ functional, research-backed nutrients from colostrum."

I was very skeptical at first.

  1. I wasn't sure how I felt about drinking another supplement

  2. I am not sure how I feel about drinking colostrum. God made it an essential nutrient dense milk for after birth. Is there such a thing as too much of a good thing?

  3. I was concerned that it wouldn't taste good

What made me change my mind?

  1. I want to build my immune system and I tend to overwork myself and probably need the extra support.

  2. Doesn't hurt to give it a try.

  3. I love watermelon flavored water and they have a variety of different flavors

  4. Maybe God knew we needed the extra boost and planted the seed for Armra to be created. He gave us skills to use for good.

So far I am loving it! It tastes great and helps me drink more water! I have only been drinking it for a few weeks now but so far so good for staying healthy and I hope it helps me with postpartum hair loss. I was shedding like crazy with Dean and I am curious to see how it compares with Levi.

I am not sure if you found this interesting to read or not but I just love sharing what is going on in my life and I love to journal about all things farm, faith, fitness and family.


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