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Alcohol, Tinctures and Breastfeeding: What You Need to Know

Here at Motherlove we sometimes get questions and concerns about the presence of alcohol in many of our tinctures intended for breastfeeding support. Below, you will find more information on why we make tinctures, the role of alcohol, and why our alcohol-based tinctures are safe to consume while breastfeeding.Ways to take herbsMany… Continue Reading >




Witch Hazel: A Spooktacular Herb!

Long after summer concludes, and the floral landscapes have faded, witch hazel’s flowers blossom with a fiery like yellow hue, in the backdrop of gloomy autumn weather. Growing between 5 to 15 feet, this deciduous plant can be found in North America, throughout partially shaded, damp areas, lining streams and wooded land. Growing wide,… Continue Reading >




October is Non-GMO Month!

This October, Motherlove will be joining retailers across North America in the eighth annual Non-GMO Month. Created by the Non-GMO Project, this month-long celebration supports the brands and retailers that have made a non-GMO commitment.Motherlove’s dedication to consistent quality means crafting only the finest, purest products, and… Continue Reading >




How long can you store breastmilk?

We know that many of you pump your milk, either for work or for occasional times away from your babies. We also know that figuring out how long your milk can safely stay on the counter, in the fridge or a cooler, and in the freezer can be a confusing process. In an attempt to reduce the confusion, we looked at the many available breast… Continue Reading >




Negative emotions while breastfeeding?

Have you ever felt agitated while breastfeeding? Have you had negative thoughts or feelings? Do you feel anxious, angry, or trapped?These unwanted and unpleasant feelings are increasingly recognized and are now known as "breastfeeding aversion and agitation" (BAA). Mothers who experience this can feel guilt, shame, and fear about… Continue Reading >




Calendula: From Farm to Product

Calendula is in a number of our body care products, such as Nipple Cream, Diaper Balm and Green Salve, for good reason. Calendula is well known for its soothing effects as it helps heal chapped skin, wash wounds and reduce swelling. We recently touted its amazing properties in our post about our Nipple Cream.  But did you also know that… Continue Reading >




Help! My Baby Won’t Nurse

So, you've gotten over the learning curve of breastfeeding in the early weeks and months, and nursing is humming along without much drama. Then suddenly, your baby refuses to nurse.  Full stop.  It's likely that you're experiencing a nursing strike. A nursing strike is typically a sudden refusal of a baby to breastfeed, often out of the… Continue Reading >




How Your Breastmilk Is Made

Did your breasts become fuller and more tender during pregnancy? This is a sign that your body was hard at work beginning the milk making process. Breast changes during pregnancy are a result of hormones that cause the milk ducts and glandular tissue (milk making cells) to grow and increase in size. The developing placenta stimulates the… Continue Reading >




6 Remarkable Properties of Breast Milk

Breast milk provides wholesome nutrition to babies, but that’s just the beginning. Scientific studies and the experience of nursing mothers continue to confirm that breast milk has an array of surprising characteristics and powerful health benefits. Whether a mother is producing an ample supply of breast milk when her baby is born or can… Continue Reading >




Nettle: More Than a Galactagogue

Nettle is a galactagogue, an herb that supports breast milk supply for nursing mothers. Nettle is believed to support lactation by providing essential nutrients. It is one of the most nutritious of the spring greens, containing high levels of vitamins and minerals, including iron, calcium, potassium, folic acid, B vitamins, vitamin K, and… Continue Reading >




The Soothing Herbs of Motherlove Nipple Cream

When you have sore, cracked nipples, you want safe and effective relief fast!Many women have found that Motherlove Nipple Cream softens and soothes painful breastfeeding nipples. Our creamy salve goes on easily and also serves as an excellent diaper balm. Motherlove Nipple Cream is made with 100% USDA certified organic, non-GMO and… Continue Reading >




Motherlove Certifications

Here at Motherlove, we want to make sure we are providing you with the best quality products, using the purest ingredients, in their most natural form. When picking up our products you will notice we have a variety of certifications on our boxes and jars - but what do the symbols mean? We’re here to walk you through each one and provide… Continue Reading >