Celebrating the Power of Breastfeeding & Colostrum By Lauren Crosby MD, FAAP | Board-Certified Pediatrician Breast milk is a breastfed baby’s first food. It is naturally designed to meet all of a newborn’s nutritional needs. It also helps to build and support a baby’s immune system as breast milk contains immune factors and protective proteins that help to fight infection. These components are present in very high amounts in the very first milk produced by breastfeeding women, called colostrum. In addition to containing high levels of immune factors and protective proteins, colostrum is also higher in protein and lower in...
The importance of digestive health for overall health By Lauren Crosby MD, FAAP | Board-Certified Pediatrician Digestive health. What does that phrase really mean, and why is digestive health so important? In honor of World Digestive Health Day, we’re taking a look into the importance of gut health. The digestive system plays a major role in your overall health, as it is responsible for breaking down the food you eat and absorbing nutrients from that food. But what many people do not know is that the digestive system also plays a major role in immune health, since 70% of the immune system resides in...
In honor of National Nutrition month, hear from Dr. Lauren Crosby, a board certified pediatrician and a member of our scientific advisory team, as she highlights the importance of colostrum for early childhood nutrition and how it can provide important nutrients for people of all ages.