This lactation oatmeal is so easy to make. It is loaded with tons of nutrients for breastfeeding moms.
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Oatmeal is a great food for breastfeeding moms and it may also help with lactation. Baked oatmeal is also one of my favorite recipes to make ahead and bring to new moms.
I used this recipe when I was pumping for my oldest child who had a NICU stay. This is a great recipe for moms who are pumping. Breastfeeding and pumping can you make you super hungry and this oatmeal is packed with nutrients and calories. As you may already know making milk takes calories and tons of water. This oatmeal is the perfect breakfast for when breastfeeding has your appetite ramped up. Two other things that also helped me with my breastfeeding and pumping journey were the Haakaa manual breast pump and Mother’s Milk tea.
What ingredients are needed for this recipe?
I want to talk about the ingredients in this recipe. There is a lot of good stuff that may help promote breast milk production. This recipe can also be made dairy free if you are making this for a mom who is nursing a dairy intolerant baby.
- Quick cooking oats: The star of this recipe as they are one of the most recommended foods for encouraging milk production. You can also use rolled oats for this baked oatmeal if that’s what you have on hand.
- Brewer’s yeast: Brewer’s yeast is considered a galactagogue which means it is a good that encourage breast milk production. Need to grab some brewer’s yeast? I always use Solgar Brewer’s yeast from Amazon.
- Ground flax: According to this article, flaxseed contains phytoestrogens which can influence breast milk production. Flaxseed also contains essential fatty acids which are great boost in nutrients for moms. I used a ground flax and chia seed blend.
- Brown sugar: To sweeten the oatmeal.
- Milk: For this recipe, you can use regular milk or substitute soy, almond, or coconut milk.
- Eggs: You’ll need two eggs for this recipe.
- Baking powder and baking soda: To help the oatmeal rise.
- Salt: Just a little bit is needed for this recipe.
- Vanilla extract: I always recommend pure vanilla extract for baking.
- Fresh blueberries: You can also use strawberries or blackberries for this baked oatmeal.
- Honey: A little honey drizzled on top is amazing! Just remember that the honey is for moms only since babies cannot have honey until 12 months or older.
- Chia seeds: Optional, but they will give an extra boost in nutrition. I used ground flax with chia seeds in mine.
How to make
Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and spray a 8 x 8 pan with non-stick spray.
In a large mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients and stir well.
Next, add in the wet ingredients. Mix well and then carefully stir in the blueberries.
Spread into the 8 x 8 pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Serve with honey or extra milk, if desired.
What kind of dish do I need to make this recipe?
For this recipe you will need a two quart (8 x 8 inch) casserole dish.
Can I prep this recipe the night before?
Yes, you can prep this recipe is the night before. You can mix it and leave it in your fridge overnight to bake the next morning.
Other lactation recipes:
- No Bake Lactation Cookies
- Butterscotch Lactation Cookies
- Banana Oatmeal Coconut Cookies
- How to Make Mother’s Milk Tea Taste Better
- Pink Lactation Drink
Lactation Oatmeal Recipe
- 8 x 8 (2 quart) casserole dish
- 2 cups quick oats
- 2 tablespoons brewer's yeast
- 2 tablespoons ground flax I used ground flax with ground chia for an extra nutrient boost
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 ½ cups cups milk (coconut, almond, or soy all work fine as well)
- 2 large eggs beaten
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups fresh blueberries you may also use strawberries or blackberries, if desired
- honey for serving optional – do not give honey to infants under 12 months old
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds optional for an extra nutrient boost- I used ground flax with chia seeds
- Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and spray a 8 x 8 pan with non-stick spray.
- In a large mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients and stir well.
- Next, add in the wet ingredients.
- Mix well and then carefully stir in the blueberries.
- Spread into the 8 x 8 pan.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until done.
- Serve with honey or extra milk, if desired.