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Old 02-11-09, 07:37 PM
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Default Breast milk and oatmeal

I have heard a few ladies comment on the benefits of oatmeal while question is, do you have to eat raw oats or does any food item with oatmeal do...i.e cookies, warm oatmeal, etc.

I successfully nursed DD (thanks to the help from you all) until she was almost 7 months (due to my present pregnancy, I wasnt producing enough milk for her) and would LOVE to do that again with this baby. I am concerned about jaundice since DD had to be on a light all day for a week after she was born due to jaundice and it took nearly 5 days for my milk to come in.

Also, should I be eating the oats before delivering (im 32wks) or right after? should I be chomping on them during deliver?

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Old 02-11-09, 08:02 PM
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any food with them is good. I don't know if it does any good to eat oatmeal prior to giving birth. If you want to help your milk come in sooner, make sure you nurse the baby every 2-3 hours (even if you have to wake him/her) Drink a ton ton ton of water, and if you can pump between nursings. Good luck!
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Old 02-12-09, 01:04 AM
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I would just add the oatmeal (any kind) to your diet once the baby is born. Like have some for breakfast or have an oatmeal cookie for a snack. and lot's of water.
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Old 02-12-09, 10:38 AM
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I've heard about it too, but I don't like hot oatmeal. So the only oatmeal I get is in granola bars and the occaisional cookie. I have been taking Fenugreek for the past few months & I do see a slight difference. The only side effect is that I do sort of smell like maple syrup all the time, lol! I try to drink plenty of water, get enough sleep, and nurse all weekend.

If I remember correctly, when babies have jaundice they actually suggest NOT nursing, so that may be have been an issue w/Lola. I would say this time around, try to nurse every 3 hours no matter what & make sure the nurses all know you want to BF. We had to wake Kendall to eat every 3 hours to get her weight up. I also pumped at the hospital b/c she & I were having issues, but I still wanted her to have bm/colostrum. My milk came in on the 4th day, after we had left the hospital.
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