THE OAT MAMA MISSION
At Oat Mama, we design lactation products that support you at this special time in your life, so you can better support your growing baby. We believe in making foods and herbs which help support a healthy milk supply FUN and DELICIOUS. That means jam-packing our products with wholesome superfoods to help you power up your energy, your mood, and your MILK.
OUR OAT MAMA BARS
Our Oat Mama bars are crafted with galactagogues, foods and herbs traditionally used to support healthy lactation. Our trade-secreted process allows us to pack the most active ingredients in our bars without any added fillers, like gluten, dairy, soy, or egg.
For decades, women in the know have been recommending a bowl of oatmeal as the ideal breakfast for nursing mamas, and for good reason. Iron-rich oats are the first defense in staving off maternal anemia, one cause of low milk supply. The comforting properties of oats may increase your level of oxytocin (the “feel good” hormone) and, in turn, relax you and possibly help with let-down (adorable pics of baby don’t hurt either). Oats also deliver much-needed fiber and slow-burning energy, so you can keep up with that jogging stroller mommy group.
*We use 100% Certified Gluten-free Oats
If flaxseed were a contestant on “The Bachelorette” it would get our final rose. It is the dream food for nursing mamas because it is a rich source of omega 3s (and it’s not a fish!). Omega 3s not only assist in fighting postpartum depression by regulating mood-altering hormones, they help improve the QUALITY of your breastmilk. Let’s not forget the phytochemicals in flaxseed which somewhat mimic estrogen, potentially enhancing milk supply. To top it off, flaxseed also provides the extra dose of fiber and calcium your body needs to stay strong.
Has anyone ever told you to “drink a beer” to boost your milk supply? Well, one explanation for this is brewer’s yeast. An ingredient in beer-making, brewer’s yeast is not only a known galactagogue, but it is packed with valuable B vitamins and protein. B vitamins are essential for a healthy immune system and glowing skin, hair and nails. Brewer’s yeast is also a great source of chromium, a mineral responsible for stabilizing blood sugar levels (fewer sugar crashes ahead- yeah!). And get this: brewer’s yeast is considered a probiotic, which means it aids digestion. Because of its wealth of nutritive powers, brewer’s yeast has been used to treat everything from acne to lactose intolerance to the common cold. Who DOESN’T need this stuff?
*We use 100% Certified Gluten-free Brewer's Yeast
Fenugreek is the renowned ingredient all breastfeeding mamas encounter at some point in their nursing careers. In tea, in capsules, and now in granola bars! They say if you eat enough fenugreek, your skin will smell slightly sweet, like maple syrup. That's one thing fenugreek is known for. The other, is its super milk-making powers. Mamas for centuries swear by this herb to assist in breast milk production and you will too.
*Fenugreek is only found in our Apple Cinnamon Raisin flavor