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Old 03-27-2008, 06:38 PM   #1
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I'd like to increase my milk supply but I don't feel like pumping. What are some good foods to eat that will help? Thanks

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Old 03-27-2008, 06:40 PM   #2
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quaker oatmeal, i eat this and love it and feel the difference in my supply from when i thought it was slowing down. i also drink barq's root beer
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Oatmeal.

Oh and beer or rather I think the hops in beer so you could drink the non alcoholic kind if you wanted to.

Oatmeal cookies:
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:42 PM   #4
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lotsa oatmeal and lotsa water, and Mother's Milk Tea.
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Wow, Oatmeal. I never would have thought. Are the the Quaker packets ok? I buy the kind that comes in the box and it has assorted flavors. What I'm finding is that I'm craving chocolate at night? Does this mean my body is lacking sugar or do I just need to be more disciplined w/my eating. I'm 4 months pp and I still have 22 more pounds to go. I've tried cutting back on my eating and then I don't produce enough milk and when I do eat I can't loose weight but produce pleanty of milk. I kind of feel like I'm sacrificing being able to loose wieght to feed my daughter. Is this normal? So I posted this thread b/c I figured I could cut back on my eating to loose weight but eat good foods that will increase my supply at the same time.
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Wow, Oatmeal. I never would have thought. Are the the Quaker packets ok? I buy the kind that comes in the box and it has assorted flavors. What I'm finding is that I'm craving chocolate at night? Does this mean my body is lacking sugar or do I just need to be more disciplined w/my eating. I'm 4 months pp and I still have 22 more pounds to go. I've tried cutting back on my eating and then I don't produce enough milk and when I do eat I can't loose weight but produce pleanty of milk. I kind of feel like I'm sacrificing being able to loose wieght to feed my daughter. Is this normal? So I posted this thread b/c I figured I could cut back on my eating to loose weight but eat good foods that will increase my supply at the same time.
Add some mini chocolate chips to the cookies and maybe that would satisfy your chocolate craving without going overboard. I like mine with raisins and the mini chocolate chips. These also freeze great.
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I don't know if you have access to it, but seaweed soup (often in the Asian section of grocery stores for instant mix) works AMAZINGLY! My mom made me BUCKETFULLS when I was breast feeding and I was a milk machine!
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i NEVER knew about oatmeal increasing your supply. do steel cut oats work even better since they are a better form of oats, as in less processing of the actual oat?
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Any type of oatmeal is fine. My guess is that the reason many moms do well with oatmeal is that it is a good source of iron and one reason for low milk supply is anemia. So it may do you good to just up your prenatal, I would suggest adding DHA if you aren't already taking one.
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there are also some vitamins/herbs that help:

brewer's yeast, lecithin (this is what's in oatmeal), fenugreek, mother's milk tea, more milk plus, blessed thistle

you also want to avoid sage, mint (anything mint- like gum or candies too), and caffiene.

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