Colostrum: The golden ticket to a healthy start

2 modules


Course Length
60 mins

Medela Global Education



Colostrum has long been referred to as “liquid gold,” but what exactly makes it so special?  In this webinar for healthcare providers, we will discuss the nutritional, but even more importantly, the amazing immunological and anti-infective properties of colostrum.

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours; provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP 13692.



Rebecca Hoban, MD MPH

Dr Rebecca Hoban is a staff neonatologist and the Director of Breastfeeding Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children (“SickKids”) in Toronto, and an Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto. Dr Hoban graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed a paediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, a neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship at Tufts University, and a MPH at Harvard before joining the Neonatology and Human Milk Research team at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr Hoban joined SickKids in 2017 as neonatology staff, with a focus on human milk. Current projects include improving mother’s milk provision in the NICU, milk biomarkers to predict lactation success, inflammatory markers in human milk, and fresh milk as potential stem cell therapy in premature infants with intraventricular haemorrhage.


Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the unique nutritional and non-nutritional components of “liquid gold” and how they differ from those of mature breast milk
  • Share evidence for the importance of colostrum for all infants and special populations
  • Learn about collecting and storing colostrum prenatally or postnatally in specific circumstances


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate Colostrum: The golden ticket

Learning Credits

Colostrum: The golden ticket to a healthy start
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Great info!
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very informative course. great review for those of us who teach childbirth and breast feeding courses.
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Thank you for the informative course. I'll the knowledge as a lactation consultant.

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