Oatmeal for Breast Milk

Does Oatmeal Increase Breast Milk Supply?

Interesting Fact:

Oatmeal has been found to thicken hair, this is because of it's high protein content. If you are a mom who is worried about hair thinning out after giving birth, then this is for you. Read more on hair loss while breastfeeding.

Is there anything that can compare to the feeling of your breasts engorging with milk, waiting for the lips of your little one to find their mark and stay busy for the next twenty to forty minutes? (Well, maybe the needle on the weighing scale pointing to a lower number!)

In order to optimize the whole breastfeeding experience, one has to take many factors into account, and diet is huge. If there is a challenge in the human body, nature always carries and provides the solution. If you have opted to breastfeed, you obviously want the best supply of milk possible. What if I told you that something as simple and humble as oatmeal would give you just that?


Factors that Cause Oatmeal to Increase Breast Milk Supply

  • Oatmeal contains an amazing array of nutrients like beta-glucans, phytochemicals, protein, fibre, and carbohydrates. This will promote a more lush supply of nourishing milk.
  • Oatmeal is a great source of iron. mothers with low iron levels often struggle with a low milk supply and the oatmeal can help with this.
  • Oatmeal has the added benefit of lowering cholesterol levels.
  • The mere thought of oatmeal is calming, it is a comfort food: Thus oxytocin and relaxin is released, which stimulates breast milk production and helps with milk flow. Oxytocin is said to promote feelings of trust, so, you transmit that to your baby who will, thus, feed better. More sucking, more milk!

All oats are not created equal. You are advised to forego convenience and put a huge pot of slow- cooking or steel cut oats on the stove and leave it there to brew after you give it some time to boil. Make life easier for yourself and soak the oats in hot water overnight: the next morning, cooking them will be a breeze.

It is a well-known fact that oatmeal can get addictive! You can also dress it up with one or more of these to add some more flavor:

  • A dash of salt.
  • Blueberries.
  • Honey.
  • Cinnamon.
  • A hint of brown sugar.
  • A wee bit of butter.
  • A few nuts.
  • Some raisins.

We kid you not; you will be going back for seconds! Keep the sugar low, add some olive oil if you dare, and watch your post- baby glow surpass your own imagination…not to mention that gushing milk!


Oatmeal for Breast Milk
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