Oatmeal is a great standard (no side effects)
Oatmeal is #4 on GotBreastPump.com’s list of 10 Ways to Increase Breast Milk Supply. Breast milk supply boosters are needed by most breast pumping and breastfeeding mothers at some time or another.
Oatmeal is so easy and inexpensive. It is a comfort food, as well as a galactagogue. There is little research done on the effectiveness of oatmeal as a galactagogue, but ask any nursing or pumping mom. Most all will attest to how helpful oatmeal is to breastmilk production.
I ate oatmeal almost every day for breakfast or snack. Since I love oatmeal, I always kept it around. I had very few problems with my breastmilk supply but when I did, I made sure to eat some oatmeal. If I needed a breastmilk supply booster, I ate oatmeal two or three times a day, until my milk supply was back to normal.
Adding more oatmeal would usually help boost my milk supply within a couple of days. Even when I was able to boost my milk supply back to normal with oatmeal, I would remember to eat it each day.
The holidays are coming, so even when you might over indulge in treats, it is good to keep the oatmeal at hand. Stress and poor eating habits during the holidays can take a toll on breastmilk moms.
Oatmeal is a complex carbohydrate, which have a calming effect. It is also high in water soluble fiber. We can all use both of these health benefits during the holiday family fun and feasting.
Go ahead and cook or microwave a steaming bowl of delicious oatmeal. Tomorrow, you could boost your milk supply that fast, with something we all love to eat.