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November 19th, 2013, 05:17 AM
mgm78's Avatar Zoe's mom Meredith
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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.

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November 19th, 2013, 08:10 AM
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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.

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November 19th, 2013, 08:41 AM
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I eat it almost every day. Old fashioned oats with raisins, brown sugar, and a bit of milk. I also LOVE fresh blackberries added into it.

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November 19th, 2013, 09:43 AM
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I am not a huge oatmeal fan. I like oatmeal cookies though.
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November 19th, 2013, 02:45 PM
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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.

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March 6th, 2014, 06:05 AM
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I prefer old fashioned oatmeal with a bit of sugar and milk. yum!
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April 7th, 2014, 04:18 AM
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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.

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April 7th, 2014, 07:42 AM
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I eat old fashioned oatmeal probably 4-5 times per week and have since I was pregnant. I wonder if that had anything to do with my milk oversupply.

I cook it on the stove and add cinnamon and a little brown sugar (or maple syrup if we have it).

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April 13th, 2015, 06:27 AM
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Yes, I cook steel cut with almond milk and make 4 batches at a time. Then add spices and fruit when I reheat it.
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April 15th, 2015, 05:36 AM
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I love oatmeal but didn't know that increases milk production.
I normally cook it with some milk and top it with fresh fruits like blueberries or cut bananas and add some cinnamon.
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April 20th, 2015, 03:05 AM
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I prefer old fashioned oatmeal , I also like oatmeal cookies though.
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May 4th, 2015, 01:55 PM
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I ever ate oatmeal, I don't like it. I never had an issue with under-supply, usually the opposite (over supply with over active letdown) so no harm, no foul.

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May 5th, 2015, 03:23 AM
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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.
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August 3rd, 2015, 06:49 AM
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I eat oatmeal cookies everyday to increase the breast milk...I love it.
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