< back to blog overview

blog / all

Breastfeeding Friendly Airports

Are you just settling down after a whirlwind of a holiday filled with pumping or breastfeeding sessions in airport bathrooms? If you found yourself hunched over a bathroom toilet expressing milk for your little one, know that you’re not alone. Finding a clean, accessible, private space to pump or nurse your baby can be downright impossible… Continue Reading >

The Sunshine Herb

Nicknamed the “sunshine flower”, calendula fills up gardens with bright yellow and orange blossoms. With a strong connection to the sun’s movement across the sky, calendula opens its colorful petals when the sun shines, and retreats as the sun fades. Derived from the Latin term calendae, meaning “little calendar”, this flower serves as… Continue Reading >

New Studies Confirm the Power of Breastfeeding

Guest blog post by Tanya, IBCLCEach year brings new research findings about the power of breastfeeding and breastmilk, and 2017 was no exception. Below are some of the highlights in breastfeeding research this year:Breastfeeding may reduce the risk of SIDS by up to 64%: "Researchers found that any breastfeeding for two to four months… Continue Reading >

Myth Busting at Motherlove

Myth: Herbal companies aren’t monitored/regulated by organizations such as the FDAFact: There seems to be a misconception that herbal-based companies that make supplements, such as Motherlove, don’t need to follow any regulations outlined by organizations such as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the Federal Trade Commission… Continue Reading >

5 Ways to Reduce Your Holiday Waste

The winter holidays are just around the corner and here at Motherlove we love seeing our hometown of Fort Collins, Colorado prepare. There are beautiful white lights all throughout the downtown area and a lot of great local shops have some wonderful options for gifts. Another thing we love is that the city of Fort Collins is encouraging… Continue Reading >

On the road with Motherlove!

While Motherlove has been very fortunate to call Fort Collins, Colorado home for about 30 years, our staff also love to travel around the country (and to other countries!) to talk to people about our products. One of our newest positions at Motherlove is our Education and Outreach Coordinator. This month, she was out in the Seattle area to… Continue Reading >

Fenugreek Alternatives from Motherlove

If you know even just a little about herbal galactagogues, or herbs that support lactation, you’ve probably heard of fenugreek. Fenugreek is an herb that is often recommended to support breast milk supply and is known to be pretty fast acting. Two of Motherlove’s best selling supplements, More Milk Plus and More Milk Special Blend are… Continue Reading >


Our team would like to take a moment to express our gratitude as 2017 is coming to a close. While our list is ever expanding, we captured the highlights to share with you as we give thanks this year.Our Team - Motherlove was initially founded out of Kathryn Higgins’ desire to make organic herbal products to use throughout her own… Continue Reading >

Tips for Using an At-Breast Supplementer

When we imagine what breastfeeding will look like, few of us expect that we'll need a little help from an at-breast nursing supplementer.  But sometimes supplementers are necessary and they can be life-saving tools for moms who have low milk supply as well as for adoptive and non-birth moms who want to nurse their babies. Allowing babies… Continue Reading >

Yarrow: A 60,000 Year History

Have you spent time in the great outdoors during the warmer part of the year? If so, chances are you have admired the many flower buds and aroma of yarrow. As both an herb and common weed, yarrow is native to the Northern hemisphere. This herb grows freely in grasslands and open meadows, and prefers well-drained soil, with plenty of… Continue Reading >

Important Cues Your Baby is Giving You

As a new parent, it can be difficult to understand what your baby is trying to tell you with the many different behaviors they exhibit. But, once you start to figure it out and recognize what these cues mean, it’s very rewarding and can help deepen your bond with your baby. Once you understand their needs, it’s much easier to meet them —… Continue Reading >

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 >