So we all know that breast feeding for those who can is a beautiful “thang”.
Nursing hasn’t always been easy for me, I nursed Neriah for a total of three months before throwing in the towel! The reasons behind nursing for such a short time was due to a number of reason, primarily lack of milk.
I suffered from a serious case of what I like to call “struggle milk” little milk and high demand from my growing infant. I was a new mom who was pretty much set in her ways and despite being told to continue to nurse, I decided to transition to formula in order to ensure that my child was getting the nutrition she needed.
With Micah, things are … different. I was convinced that I would have the same issues I had with Riah… Which I did at first. While discussing the problem with my sweet friend Liz,she suggested I try “oatmeal water”.
My first reaction to her suggestion was… What on God’s green earth is oatmeal water.
After explaining the benefits and how simple and affordable it was to make, I decided to give it a try, and it worked!
I’ve increased my milk supply, so much that Neriah now calls me “Mommy Cow” more on that conversation on my IG feed (@milknhonee)
If you’re a mama who’s got milk issues, do yourself a favor and drink a nice cold cup of oatmeal water.
Below is what you’ll need!
– a pitcher
– 2 cups of oats
– water ( approx. a liter)
– sugar (optional ) I didn’t use any.
add water to pitcher
add oats and sugar to taste
refrigerate for a few hours ( overnight preferably)
Mix together when ready to consume until liquid is cloudy
pour into glass ( don’t pour oats in glass) and drink.
It’s not disgusting but it’s definitely not delicious. It is however worth a try if you’re having a hard time with your milk supply. Be prepared to pump and make extra room in your freezer :)
*this worked for me and I hope it works for you too!
Thank me later!
Signed “Mommy Cow”
As much as I’d like to take credit for this awesome concoction I cannot. A huge shout out to Liz aka Fefe an her sister for putting me on.
Be kind and share with your mommy friends mmmkay!
*hover over the pics to share on Pinterest.
Until next time.