I have a friend, JoAnna, whose son is nearly David’s age. She was one of my client’s when I was working behind the chair, and we became better friends as we went through pregnancy at the same time and ultimately both had boys in December of 2013.
It’s been really fun to see our boys grow up and develop over the last year or so, and compare notes and strategies to get through things like growth spurts and teething. And we could celebrate milestones together too, like sitting and walking!
She’s expecting again (another boy!) and I can’t wait to see the madness that will ensue in a few years when we get all 4 boys together for a play date.
Anyway, she gave me this oatmeal recipe when I was trying everything to make breastfeeding work with David. Oats are rumored to help with milk production, and this was also an easy way to get your extra 500 calories a day that I’m told you should be consuming if you are nursing.
But lactating or not, this is a delicious way to start the day!
JoAnna’s Baked Oatmeal
3 cups Old Fashioned Oats
1/2-1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 cup milk
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1. Mix all ingredients together in a oven-safe dish.
2. Bake for 30 minutes.
Serve with warm milk, berries, or your topping of choice!