Easy Lactation Oatmeal-Prep 

Pregnant or not, this is just a great recipe for on-the-go or to use as meal prep. I basically live on this make ahead breakfast/snack even way before I got pregnant. Just prep 5 jars for the week and set yourself up for a nutritious breakfast or anytime meal really. 
These are great to have in the long breastfeeding evenings and early mornings in between feedings, because my life revolves around that now, ha!! Winecoachmakes life easier because he basically adds fun toppings for me and I can eat shortly after or even during feeding her. It just makes me SO HUNGRY! 

Adding fruit makes this just extra delicious and nutrient rich! This is all the good stuff needed to make milk and I have noticed my milk production increasing each day. It’s really a blessing and I do think this recipe has something to do with it! 

Don’t want to necessarily make milk? Simply leave out the brewer’s yeast and add the rest to get a nice hearty breakfast packed with fiber, protein, healthy fats and complex carbs. This is the basic recipe. Get creative! Catch the video here to see it all coming together.

 This is what you need:



BASE (dry ingredients):

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp brewer’s yeast* (a must for lactation)


  • 3/4-1 cup milk of choice
  • 1-2 tbsp 0% non-fat Greek yogurt 
  • 1-2 tablespoons of honey, maple syrup, brown sugar or sweetener of choice 

OPTIONAL (Nice additions):

  • Cinnamon to taste (or spice of choice)
  • 1 tbsp of peanut/almond butter 
  • Chopped walnuts, pecans or almonds
  • Coconut rasps/pieces
  • Any fruit combo of your choice (love the crunch brought by green apples and also all berries!)
  • Cacao nibs, gogi berries, mulberries 


  1. Add dry ingredient base + whichever dry optional ingredients in mason jars. For overnight oats, add wet ingredients and allow oats to soak overnight in the fridge or at least 4 hours.
  2. Eat cold or heat it up when you’re ready to eat. May need to add a bit more milk to stir easily as the oats tend to soak everything up (unless you enjoy it thicker. A bit of water will also do the trick. 
  3. Cut up fruit and add nuts for added nutrition and texture. You scan also add it to a bowl! 

I hope you all enjoy!

Xo, Ana
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  1. Arlene says:

    Hi I really admire on your journey towards motherhood and your self discipline on getting back your pre pregnancy body size and most of all of your generousity of sharing tips to boost milk production. I have a curious question are you taking coffee because this is one of my routine that I can hardly eliminate from my daily intake,though I’m taking it only every morning so that’s one cup a day.

    • Colorfulfoodie says:

      You best believe I am. I only stopped drinking coffee on my first trimester because it made me nauseous. Started back up on the second and didn’t stop. Everything in moderation!
      Don’t overdo it with the caffeine if you’re having issues with milk production but you can have some and stay happy ?

  2. Helena says:

    Hi Ana, I’ve been following you on Instagram and love love love your pages. I am a proud mommy of a beautiful baby boy and we gave birth on the same day. I was wondering how you get to breastfeed and pump everyday? I am constantly breastfeeding my baby every 2-3 hrs and cannot find the opportunity to pump since I’m feeding him so regularly. Could you share your experience or some tips? Thank you so much for your positivity and sharing your colorful life experiences.

  3. Mamma says:

    Hello there! Follow you on Instagram and saw you post about this around the time my milk supply dropped. Thanks for sharing your recipies and your journey!not Our babies are a few months apart. 🙂

    I’m gonna give this recipe a go but was wondering if this is something I can meal prep including the wet ingredients or should I wait until the night before to add them in? What do you recommend?

    Thanks again and take care!

    • Colorfulfoodie says:

      Most of the time I do 2 servings at a time. I Mealprep dry ingredients and just add wet ingredients the night before. Good for 2 nights – even 3 is ok. I hope this helps!

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