Breast Milk Recipe: Baby Oatmeal Cereal
One of the simplest ways to start using extra breast milk is by mixing it into your baby's oatmeal or grain cereal. Here's how you can make your own scratch-made baby oatmeal cereal - and make sure he or she gets some of that liquid gold too!
Ready to Use That Extra Breast Milk? Add it to Your Baby's Cereal!
Mixing breast milk into your baby’s oatmeal or rice cereal is one of the simplest ways to begin using extra breast milk. It also gives your little one a new way to receive your liquid gold, which is particularly helpful if he or she is going through baby-led weaning or starting to eat more solid foods. Making scratch-made oatmeal cereal with breast milk is super easy and requires just one extra step than mixing up a pre-made, store-bought option! Check out our quick and simple recipe below:
Scratch-Made Baby Oatmeal Cereal
- Uncooked milled oats, ½ cup
- Breast milk, 2 cups
- Pour uncooked oats into a high-powered blender or bullet blender, and pulse until it becomes an ultra-fine powder. Tip: The oats in this recipe can also be swapped for another uncooked milled grain, such as white or brown rice.
- Warm breast milk in a bottle warmer or by running warm water over the outside of the milk container until warm.
- Mix warmed breast milk into oatmeal powder.
- Allow baby oatmeal cereal to thicken as it cools – keep an eye on it, stirring occasionally, and add more breast milk to thin the oatmeal if it looks too thick for your little one.
- Mix in any optional add-ins for your baby, such as a touch of cinnamon or a bit of fruit puree, and serve.
If you want to use a store-bought baby oatmeal cereal mix, be sure to follow the instructions on the package. Most include options for cooking with water, formula, or breast milk, and can usually be made with any of those liquids. Using extra breast milk is a great way to ensure your little one still gets plenty of your liquid gold, even while learning to eat new foods and transitioning into a more solids-based diet.
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