I know most hospital encourage immediate direct latch right after birth. At glen e, the midwife did ask if I want to latch on immediately. I rem 3 yrs ago when I delivered my son, they did not let me latch on right after delivery. They sent him for cleaning n then send him back to me for latching. This time round, after they asked me n I agreed, they cleaned the baby briefly n handed her to me for latching. If your nurse doesn't ask, you request for immediate latch.
usu colostrum will come either on the day of delivery or the next day. You will know if you have it when you squeeze the aerola n yellowish liquid comes out. Or when you latch baby, you can hear her swallowing. Newborn babies have reserve which can last them for few days after birth, so they dont really need to drink that much. First few days if birth, they only drink I think 1 spoonful of colostrum per day. They are usu sleepy n doesn't want to suckle so much. So sometimes got to force them to suckle not just for the colostrum but also to stimulate supply so that your milk will come in soon.