How to increase milk supply with food - preparing Lactogenic Oatmeal
Increasing Milk Supply with Oatmeal Grandma knew best!
Oatmeal has long been revered as a lactogenic food; women around the globe eat oats helps to increase milk supply. We know that oats are a rich source of minerals and a comfort food, nourishing to the body and soul! Get this – you can dramatically enhance the nutrient bioavailability of oats by soaking it the night before cooking it up.
Proper preparation of whole grains will neutralize anti-nutrients naturally found in the outer layer of many whole grains. These anti-nutrients include phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors – known to block zinc, magnesium, copper, and iron vital nutrients we need to make Mama's milk.
Soaking grains is not a new idea! Grandma knew best it's a tradition found around the world. By soaking grains in an acidic medium (lemon juice, buttermilk, liquid whey, yogurt, or apple cider vinegar) you break down the anti-nutrients skyrocketing its digestibility.
How to prepare oatmeal for optimal lactation support:
(we know you are pulled in many directions, trust us this takes 2 minutes and your baby will thank you!)
1 cup rolled, organic oats
1 cup filtered water
2 tbsp acidic medium (lemon juice, buttermilk, liquid whey, yogurt, ACV)
tsp unrefined sea salt.
Mix your oats with warm water and your acidic medium, cover and leave in a warm place (not the fridge) for at least 8 hours up to 24. When you are ready to cook it, bring an additional cup of water to a boil with the sea salt. Add the soaked oats, reduce the heat, cover and simmer several minutes. Add warming spices, berries, cream or nuts and seeds to make it delightful to your senses.
Nutrient dense food = nutrient dense milk. Way to go breastfeeding Momma!