The milk first secreted after childbirth.
The symptoms of Colos. are purely clinical.
Its use in diarrhea was probably suggested by the purgative effect of Colostrum on the infant.
Bell gives the indications as follows:
STOOLS: Green, watery, yellow, watery, mucous, bilious, profuse, sour-smelling, excoriating.
Aggravated: In nursing infants, during dentition.
DURING STOOL: Colicky pains in hypogastrium.
Accompaniments: Great nervous irritability, or listlessness.
Tongue coated white or yellow.
Vomiting of sour or bitter substances.
Loss of appetite.
The whole body smells sour.