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    Default Instant oatmeal and mother's milk tea

    Ok my question is this....Does instant oatmeal work to boost supply or does it have to be real oatmeal that I cook. The other question is this..my milk supply is adequate for my baby but I am needing to build a supply for when I go back to work. I am trying to pump just once a day and have been pumping after the morning feed. So the question is should I drink the tea to boost my supply even though it is adequate for my baby? If I drink the tea will it cause oversupply? And if I start drinking the tea will my supply drop dramatically if I stop?
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    Default Re: Instant oatmeal and mother's milk te

    I drank the tea and did the oatmeal and created an oversupply! My son started having green poos and was really fussy I think they recommend adding one extra pumping session after your morning feeding. I hope someone else can chime in
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    Default Re: Instant oatmeal and mother's milk te

    I was also eating oatmeal and drinking the tea, and I also developed an oversupply. Who knows if that is related or not!

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    Default Re: Instant oatmeal and mother's milk te

    As long as you are willing to take a while to get your supply to go back to work, I wouldn't worry about increasing your supply. You probably won't get a lot when you are pumping between feeds, especially at the beginning. But remember that you really only need 1-2 days of milk because once you start working you should be pumping enough each day for the next day's feed.

    When I was pumping to get ready to go back to work, I would get about 1 oz per pump session. I would collect them and when I had 4 oz I would freeze it.
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    Default Re: Instant oatmeal and mother's milk te

    Ok thanks that makes perfect sense. I still have 4 weeks before I have to go back. But I work 12 hour shifts and with travel time I will be gone 14 hours so I have to have a good amount for just one shift back so of course this gives me something new to worry about
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    Default Re: Instant oatmeal and mother's milk te

    I was going to post similar question- can it be instant oatmeal or does it have to be real kind?

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    Default Re: Instant oatmeal and mother's milk te

    I don't eat oatmeal, so I never tried it. However, I drank Mother's Milk Tea (I still do) in order to pump extra milk for work while feeding my LO on demand. I was able to pump about 9 oz a day. I have never been engorged and never leaked.

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    Default Re: Instant oatmeal and mother's milk te

    I have had results with both kinds of oatmeal, and I know oatmeal cookies are also effective. I think it depends on the person. You may also have luck with hops (or actual beer)
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    Default Re: Instant oatmeal and mother's milk te

    Hi, where can I find the tea you're talking about (Mother's Milk Tea)? Is it a found in stores or do you make it yourself?

    Please help!! I've been lowering my supply in milk and I only have been breastfeeding for 3 weeks =(

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    Default Re: Instant oatmeal and mother's milk te

    I found it at HEB I think there are some in Mexico????

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*ruizvi.74 View Post
    Hi, where can I find the tea you're talking about (Mother's Milk Tea)? Is it a found in stores or do you make it yourself?

    Please help!! I've been lowering my supply in milk and I only have been breastfeeding for 3 weeks =(
    Mommy to
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    August 8.19.11 still nursing, trying to wean gently
    Abram 9.12.13

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