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1. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) another word for colostrum
2. (Agriculture) the first milk drawn from a cow's udder prior to milking


(kəˈlɒs trəm)

a yellow fluid rich in protein and immune factors, secreted by the mammary glands during the first few days of lactation.
[1570–80; < Latin colostrum, colustrum beestings]
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Noun1.foremilk - milky fluid secreted for the first day or two after parturition
milk - produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young
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Over the course of a feeding, breast milk changes from foremilk, high in water and lactose, to hind milk - high in fat and calories.
Relationship between mastitis agents and somatic cell count in foremilk samples.
Streak canal swab and quarter foremilk samples were collected aseptically from 20 lactating mastitis free cows and buffaloes each in their first 2 months of second to third lactation and subjected to microbiological examination as per standard procedures.
A new hand-milking kit, including a 3-gallon stainless steel bucket, a stainless steel storage can, a strainer with disposable milk filters, and a strip cup for checking foremilk, sells for about $350.
Secondly, microbiological examination of duplicate quarter foremilk samples was performed (Pantoja et al.
The Results: The Danish found that vitamin D levels were higher in hindmilk than in foremilk.
Foremilk (which is released within the first 5-10 minutes) is more 'sugary and watery' compared to hindmilk which has more fat and proteins.
Strip out the foremilk (four to six pulls) to flush out the teat canal.
Switching sides, positions, and order allow each child to benefit from foremilk and hindmilk, which is rich in necessary fat and calories (Walshaw, 2010).