breastfeeding Brantley+Savannah 2 kids; Mills River, NC, United States 3119 posts
Jul 10th '13

Okay so everyone says eating the old fashioned oatmeal (not instant) helps increase your milk supply.

Does that only work once you have actual milk and are already nursing or if I start eating it now (I already have colostrum) will it help increase my chances of being successful at breastfeeding?

I failed at breastfeeding with my son.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
Jul 10th '13

Never hurts but I don't think it will help yet.

E☮M♥M♫A Due February 26; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Cleveland, Tennessee 2643 posts
Jul 10th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" Never hurts but I don't think it will help yet."</blockquote>


I failed at bfing my son, too. Lasted about 3 months before giving up completely (and that was with supplementing formula during as well)
DD is 17 days old and bfing her has been much easier than bfing my son. Also, didn't help that I was not very educated on bfing when I had my son, I have learned a lot since then.

applelove 1 child; auburn, CA, United States 6529 posts
Jul 10th '13

You can't increase your milk when you don't have any. When the baby is born they don't need milk they need the colostrum. Keep you baby at the breast with skin to skin contact as much as you can and you will do just fine! Don't worry everything will be fine