The new born baby needs colostrum the first milk produced by the mother of the new born.
Known to provide immunity to the new born keeping the baby far from minor ailments and preventing common childhood diseases as it is a rich source of immunoglobulins.
Three in five babies are not breastfed within the first hour of life putting them at higher risk of death and diseases.
Breastfeeding rates are higher in Eastern and Southern Africa lowest in Pacific and East Asia .
Colostrum creates a tough coating on baby’s stomach and intestine to prevent germs causing illness , helps baby develop strong immune system.