This is great news for all you breastfeeding mamas out there. Ben and Jerry’s Oat of This Swirled flavor could help increase your milk supply. And it’s ice cream, so what could be better than that?
Oat of This Swirled ice cream is brown sugar ice cream with fudge flakes and oatmeal cinnamon cookie swirls, which sounds delightful. But not only is it tasty, the fact that it contains oats - which are classified as a galactagogue [[ga-lac-TI-gog]], or a food that boosts milk supply.
According to the American Pregnancy Association, eating a lot of natural galactagogues can “benefit your milk supply and potentially increase it.” Other foods in this category are alfalfa, garlic, and fennel, but oats are seen as one of the more effective options since they have a positive effect on milk-making hormones.
And wouldn’t you rather eat a bowl or a pint of Ben and Jerry’s than some fennel? Even if it doesn’t help you make more milk, it’s still a sweet treat. And you deserve it!