Milk booster – Over night oatmeal

Searching high and low, I come across this awesome delicious milk booster.

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Source: http://www.theyummylife.com/Refrigerator_Oatmeal

Look delicious right? I decided to give it a try.

My own recipe as follows:

  • 4 tablespoon of rolled oat
  • 3 tablespoon of greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoon of chia seed
  • 3 tablespoon of flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon of VCO
  • 1 small cup of milk
  • variety of fruits

I modify this to become my milk booster.

FAQ

  • Why rolled oat? Because it gonna soak overnight so this will taste better.
  • Must use greek yogurt? Not necessary. I tried flavored yogurt too and it taste good even without fruits.
  • Chia seed and flax seed can be more than 3 tablespoon. It actually taste much nicer.
  • VCO increase the fragrance of the oat.
  • Fruits that I put in normally is mango, strawberry and grape. When I serve, I will add on apple, banana or pineapple.
  • Nuts such as almond – I crush it and serve as topping. Yummylicoius!

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Happy Moo Moo mummies 🙂

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My breastfeeding journey Ep 2 – How to success breastfeeding?

Do you have these obstacles?

  • My confinement lady do not support breast feeding.
  • My parent in law do not support breast feeding.
  • My parent and family do not support breast feeding.

That’s enough for you to fail. When you try to breast feed your child under such circumstances, trust me, it is so so tough. Tougher than struck lottery.

How to breastfeed successfully?

Soon as I know I am pregnant, I look for a breast feeding friendly confinement lady (Right #1). She helped me a lot and encourage me to keep feeding and never supplement with formula (Right #2). She told me this,

Olden day there are no formula and we all lived well. You are here, I am here, we all survive. What do you think our parents feed us when there are no formula?

You can read my review on my confinement lady here.

Also, I purposely left my pump back in the city. So that I can’t pump (Right #3) in the first 2 weeks. With this, I can only direct latch my baby (Right #4). Direct latch is the most critical thing to make sure you build a strong base in your breast feeding journey. You just have to hang on and HANG ON and hang on for the first few weeks. Especially the growth spurt weeks.

Baby will normally have their growth spurt on week 3, 5-6, 8, 12, 16. Soon you pass thru the 4th month, breast feeding is like a breeze.

Have the correct positive mindset.

I keep telling myself..

  • I have milk
  • I have sufficient milk for my baby
  • Supply = demand = supply
  • Relax and feed
  • Baby cry do not necessary means baby is hungry
  • Baby stomach equal to my supply as days goes by

Size of a Newborn's Stomach

 

TRUST ME. EVERYONE HAVE MILK.

 

Pump at work Ep 2 – Pump Schedule

Worried that boss may not like it that I took up a lot of time pumping.

Started work and finally I settled with my awesome pump schedule 🙂

Always committed with my midnight pump because it helps to maintain my milk supply and hopefully do some wonder by increasing it.

  • 2am (30mins)
  • 5am (15mins)
  • 9am (10mins)
  • 12nn (20mins)
  • 4pm (15mins)
  • 7pm (20mins)
  • 10pm (20mins)

As you can see, I will need to pump 3 times in my office at least if I do not work overtime, Therefore, I will settle back with about 10 to 12oz . Each pump time I will take about 10-20mins depending on work schedule.

Sometimes if i am too busy I will move the 9am to 10am then continue with 2pm then 6pm. These days I will pump only 6 times per day.

Have a nice day!