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Consuming mother’s milk for the first few days is important for the baby not just for energy, but also for other reasons. Elaborate.

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The mother’s milk during the initial days after delivery is called colostrum. It contains abundant antibodies (IgA) that protect the neonate against many diseases.

It thus provides passive immunity to the new born infant.