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are regular oatmeal cookies good to increase your milk supply?

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Asked by PuddinsMama at 10:32 PM on Dec. 27, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My doc said really all u need to INCREASE your supply is more calories. But I think oatmeal is a healthy cookie and of course u want milk to be good- so try it.

    Answer by Bearsjen at 10:33 PM on Dec. 27, 2008

    How do my breasts produce a generous supply of milk?

    Your breasts should produce a generous supply of milk if:

    * your baby regularly and effectively sucks from your breasts
    * your breasts are regularly and effectively emptied during feedings (or by breast pumping).

    Typically, the more milk you remove from your breasts, the more milk you will make. If your milk supply is low, there is a good chance you can increase it by stimulating and emptying your breasts more effectively. In general, the longer your milk supply has been low, the longer it will take to produce more milk. In some cases, it may not be possible to increase a very low milk supply to normal levels no matter what you do.

    Answer by Alma_C at 10:48 PM on Dec. 27, 2008

  • What causes a low milk supply?

    Low milk supply is one of the most common breast-feeding problems for nursing mothers. Most often low milk supply is due to failure to drain the breasts effectively. Causes of a low milk supply include:

    * having a non-demanding, sleepy baby who does not awaken often enough to nurse or who does not suck vigorously
    * being separated from your baby during the first week after delivery (for example, if your baby was sick and you were not able to nurse or pump)
    * having a baby who sucks improperly and doesn't empty your breasts well

    Answer by Alma_C at 10:48 PM on Dec. 27, 2008

  • regularly using formula supplement, causing your baby to nurse less frequently
    * having a baby who sleeps though the night (7 or more hours) without nursing
    * being ill yourself with complications after the delivery, such as high blood pressure, anemia, or an infection
    * being under a lot of stress, going on a weight-loss diet, or going back to work
    * having very sore nipples that make it hard for you to breast-feed
    * having had previous breast surgery, especially if it damaged your milk ducts.

    A few women are unable to make sufficient milk even though they are nursing a vigorous, healthy baby and using proper technique. Sometimes no apparent cause can be found for a mother's low milk supply. The popular myth that every woman can breast-feed successfully is simply not true.

    Answer by Alma_C at 10:48 PM on Dec. 27, 2008

  • Oatmeal is good to help increase your supply and why not a cookie. It is one of many things that you can do. Check out to get some more help.

    Answer by coala at 11:33 PM on Dec. 27, 2008

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