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Did you know eating oatmeal (old fashioned and steel cut, not instant) can increase milk production? when i was nursing i think i ate oatmeal every single day! LOL. Do you eat oatmeal? if so what kind? (steel cut or old fashioned) and how do you prepare it?
I usually just cooked it on the stove with cinnamon, raisins and maple syrup.
I wish I liked oatmeal, but I do not. Not cooked, anyway. In the first few months I did try to eat it (dry OR baked into cookes/granola bars, etc), and I do think it helps. When I started struggling with supply with #1, I started eating more oatmeal, and I do think it helped. I haven't eaten any recently, though.
I keep a great big cannister of old-fashioned oatmeal in my cabinet at work and a bag of steel-cut at home. I usually just eat it plain or mix it with something like cinammon, peaches, or peanut butter.
"Shake it up now, Sugaree. I'll meet you at the Jubilee. And if that Jubilee don't come. Maybe I'll meet you on the run."
At first I don't but after tasting it with milk and added sugar, I became a fan of it! I prefer the instant one since it doesn't take time to cook, just a couple of minutes and I'm able to eat. I just learned lately that it does increase breast milk production so it's a good thing.
Last edited by ashashrio; April 7th, 2014 at 06:41 AM.
I know that oatmeal tremendously increases your milk production. If you are having issues with not producing enough then eat oatmeal and drink more water you will be ecstatic at the amount of milk that you produce. I you are consistent you may have to store some in the freezer.