Low milk Supply is a regular concern for breastfeeding and breast pumping mothers. Modern medicine and hyper-technology offer a great deal of health related information about breast milk production. Yet, the more we know, the more we see that a holistic approach to our health and well being is so very important. All the more important when the nutrition we use for our bodies, directly affect our breast feeding babies.
Great old standards like oatmeal and yogurt can be helpful to breastmilk production. There may be some scientific research that says there is no protein, carbohydrate, or fat in oatmeal or yogurt that actually affects breast milk production. But survey one hundred breast feeding and/or breast pumping mothers about their consumption of these food items and most will attest to positive effects of these two food items on their milk production.
Oatmeal and yogurt do have outstanding food value, so go ahead and add them to your diet during the intense heat of summer. And here is a luscious recipe where you can get both in one meal.
Chilled Oatmeal, Yogurt, and Fruit Compote
• 2 cups oatmeal (not instant)
• 1 cup fruit (strawberries, blueberries, peaches, raspberries, etc)
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon
• 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Mix all ingredients, cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
Serve cold, with milk or soy milk if desired.