The new litter of kittens or puppies has finally arrived, and not very time when they are hungry and looking around for your first meal. Breastfeeding is the way in which your pet will provide her litter all your nutritional needs during the next few weeks until they can move and eat solid food. The first meal this litter of newborns receive colostrum is that it is a special type of milk the mother produces especially for the early days of breastfeeding. Colostrum contains antibodies that help protect against disease and infection until their own immune systems begin to function. In approximately 48hrs, colostrum is replaced by breast milk that while no immune factors, contains all the nutrients and calories needed for proper growth and optimal development. Puppies and kittens have demanding nutritional needs to support their energy levels and rapid growth rates. He charged that for nursing mothers is that many do not only taking care of a descendant, but a whole litter often between 2 and 10 puppies or kittens. This means that breastfeeding can be quite taxing your pet and is quite common to lose weight during this time.
What problems can occur during breast feeding? There are many problems that can occur in milk production (lactation) and during the breastfeeding process. It is therefore important to closely monitor the litter and the mother so that you can catch any problems and take necessary action. * Breastfeeding problems - these include the lack of breastfeeding, which does not produce any milk, breastfeeding depression where inadequate amounts of milk produced, and milk is poor poor quality and lack of milk food.