If oatmeal helped your supply - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-05-2009, 09:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
UberMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 3,328
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How much did you eat everyday?

And if you pumped, how many more ounces did you get (per pumping or per day) when eating oatmeal?
UberMama is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-06-2009, 07:26 AM
 
guest9955's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 112
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i eat a bowl for breakfast everyday- maybe 2 cups cooked. with flax and raisins and honey.

i have no idea if it works or not. I EBF no pumping, i never had a supply issue but i figure it couldnt hurt.

with dairy cows about 50% of their daily grains is oats. Keeps their supply up

with dairy cows- "Oat-based diets increased the portions of unsaturated fatty acids in milk fat that are reported to be beneficial in human diets."

i dont know any human based info but its probably better than pop-tarts :
guest9955 is offline  
Old 03-06-2009, 08:37 AM
 
pear-shaped's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Italy
Posts: 556
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I really believe that oatmeal helped my supply. I ate a bowl a day, like the pp. I did this from when I first started bfing until she was maybe 3 mos. Then I ate it less often, probably 2-3 times a week. I had to stop eating it altogether when she started solids because then I was having oversupply problems. (Only within the last few weeks have I been able to eat it without having problems. Dd is 14 mos.)

I didn't pump very often and it was a while ago so I don't even remember how many times a day, but I do remember that I could pump around 6-8 oz. each time while eating the oatmeal, depending on the time of day.
pear-shaped is offline  
Old 03-06-2009, 11:13 AM
 
~Charlie's~Angel~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 4,411
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
putting in my two cents.

I was sick a week ago. Fever, chills, no apitite, hard time even drinking. At 1230 pm, I went to pump after a nap, because DS was being watched so I could sleep. I got NOTHING. And it had been about 3 hours since DS last feeding. I forced myself to drink a bottle of water and eat a big bow of instant (My real oats were in my desk at work because that is where I normally eat them). Within an hour, I got two ounces. Coincidence? maybe. But I eat a bowl of real oats mixed with instant every morning, and get about 14-17 ounces pumped within an 8 hour period.
~Charlie's~Angel~ is offline  
Old 03-06-2009, 12:26 PM
 
jecombs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 1,233
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Back when I was pumping, I'd always get an extra ounce or two after I ate oatmeal. Even now (DD is 20 mo) I still feel "fuller" on days I eat oatmeal.

Mom to retired nursling Lily (6/22/07) and wife to my wonderful DH since 3/19/05
Baby Aerick is here! Born at 40+6 on 5/16/10
jecombs is offline  
Old 03-06-2009, 02:41 PM
 
happyhousewife06's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 247
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
oatmeal leaves my breats full and my pumping out put is so much more. I ate some yesterday for a snack after dinner and this morning i pumped 6oz from one breast... i normally get 2.5

I found that i respond to different oat meal differently. I had just the regular kind and it didnt do anything... I got the "old fashioned" kind and its like instant milk boost.
happyhousewife06 is offline  
Old 03-06-2009, 08:41 PM
 
Ianthe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Logan, Utah
Posts: 6,633
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oatmeal worked so much for me that i actually had to avoid it for a long time. Even if I ate just a little bit, my supply jumped!

stillheart.gif The Hippie & the Marine stillheart.gif  hh2.gif
My boys: S (4) & O (2) & Expecting #3 in Dec. 2011

Ianthe is offline  
Old 03-06-2009, 08:47 PM
 
alegna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 42,826
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Works really well for me. I can't eat more than one or two oatmeal cookies without paying for it

-Angela
alegna is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off