Does the sow nutrition affect colostrum production?

The nutrition of the sow directly affects the production of colostrum due to its impact on the development of the mammary glands and the mechanisms that control its secretion. For example, overfeeding during pregnancy produces an excessive deposit of fat, which compromises the development of the mammary gland and mammogenesis. There is also a positive relationship between the water consumption of the sow during the 3 days postpartum and the production of colostrum, so the sow should have access to fresh water at all times.