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Old 02-11-09, 06:37 PM
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I have heard a few ladies comment on the benefits of oatmeal while nursing...my 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, 07:02 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, 12:04 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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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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