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Breastfeeding mamas – are you looking for an easy, delicious way to help increase your milk supply, starting right in the morning?

Well then, look no further!  This simple recipe is full of galactagogues, which is really just a fancy schmancy word for something that encourages your body to produce more milk.  The key galactagogues in this recipe are the oats, flax seeds, and almonds.

Even if you don’t have milk supply issues, this breakfast is a great way to help maintain your supply, and it’s full of nutrition to keep your body going (it’s hard work sustaining another human life with your body!).  Eat it daily and you’re sure to see the benefits in both your supply and your energy levels, plus, the fiber in this recipe will keep you full for quite some time.

All of these ingredients can be found at your local supermarket, and stores like Whole Foods sell organic oats and organic flax seed in bulk, which can add up to a huge savings.  Additionally, we recommend purchasing ground flax seeds, or grinding them up at home, for even more nutritional value.  Ground flax seeds are easier for your body to digest than whole flax seeds (which may pass through your system undigested), so the nutrients are more easily absorbed.

Eat up!

Lactation Oatmeal

1/2 cup organic quick oats
1 tablespoon organic flax seeds (ground, golden or brown)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup boiling water
Handful of sliced almonds
Optional: sweetener of choice, to taste (maple syrup, agave syrup, brown sugar, etc.)Mix the oats, flax seeds, and cinnamon in a bowl.  Add in 1 cup of boiling water, and stir.  Sprinkle with a handful of slivered almonds, and blend in your sweetener of choice to taste.