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Common Toddler Breastfeeding Problems

So you’re nursing a toddler, huh? I bet you didn’t even plan to do that! So many of us just find ourselves doing it. And when we find ourselves here we find there are whole host of new obstacles to overcome. Breastfeeding a toddler or small child is nothing like breastfeeding a newborn. I have found breastfeeding to be a great parenting… Continue Reading >




Toxins in your breastmilk? Keep calm, nurse on.

Have you seen headlines like this one recently? "Breastfeeding 'could be passing on toxic chemicals to babies.'" It's enough to make any nursing mom pause. What those articles rarely tell however, is the whole story about environmental pollutants and breastmilk. We'd like to set the record straight with the following facts.* And the… Continue Reading >




Meditation during Pregnancy

Having a baby is probably one of the most life-changing events you can experience – affecting everything from your body, to your emotions, home, work place, and relationships, just to name a few! It is a time of great joy, anticipation, dreaming, planning, and above all, worry.For many women, pregnancy is an emotional rollercoaster –… Continue Reading >




It’s never too late to get breastfeeding help

Most moms know (at least we hope they do!) how important it is to get help with breastfeeding in the early days of nursing a new baby. Getting started with breastfeeding, especially the first time around, is often a challenge. A lactation consultant, a WIC breastfeeding peer counselor, or a La Leche League or Breastfeeding USA counselor… Continue Reading >




Painful procedure for your baby? Breastfeeding to the rescue!

Painful procedures – from newborn heel sticks to vaccines – are an unfortunate, but common experience for babies. Fortunately, nursing moms have a secret weapon against pain: breastfeeding.As a recent comprehensive analysis of ten studies concluded, breastfeeding reduces pain in babies during vaccinations. The review found that babies… Continue Reading >




Need to take a trip without your breastfeeding baby?

There are times, both for working and stay-at-home moms, when we have to travel without our babies. Maybe it's a sudden and unexpected event, like a family member's medical emergency, which calls you out of town. Or maybe it's a planned work event, like an important conference, where you can't have a baby in tow. Or maybe it's the dreaded… Continue Reading >




Your breasts eat themselves, and seven other amazing findings in recent breastfeeding research

We've been noticing some pretty amazing research findings about breastfeeding recently. Here are eight of our favorite, eye-opening discoveries that took place in 2016:Your breasts start to "eat themselves" after weaning:"When a woman stops breastfeeding, her breasts go from being full-time, milk-producing factories to regular… Continue Reading >




Nurtured and Nuzzled: A new children’s book on nursing

A few years ago, we shared our list of children's books on breastfeeding. At the time, we noted that for many years there were few children’s books that portrayed breastfeeding but happily, that number has recently grown.Today we are pleased to share a new addition to that list: Nurtured and Nuzzled.  It's a rhyming bilingual… Continue Reading >




Announcing Motherlove’s New Look!

Does something look a little different on the store shelves? We are thrilled to announce Motherlove’s redesigned packaging!We’ve kept the familiar blue bottles you’ve come to know and love, and have updated our label design with a fresh new look featuring custom illustrations of the primary herb used in each product. Our body care… Continue Reading >




Is pumping causing you pain?

Pumping should not hurt. And since few of us would say we enjoy logging hours with our pumps, painful pumping can feel like adding injury to insult.Unfortunately, discomfort while pumping is fairly common. Recent research found that about 27% of mothers found pumping uncomfortable, and an additional 15% experienced a pump-related… Continue Reading >




Bringing your preterm baby home – tips for making breastfeeding or pumping work

After a tough and stressful start, your preterm baby is "graduating" from the hospital and you can finally bring her home. Now what?Breastfeeding and breastmilk are even more important for preterm infants than full term infants, yet many mothers leave the hospital poorly prepared to face the challenges of breastfeeding or pumping for… Continue Reading >




Dip in milk supply? Try a babymoon.

Even when nursing is going well and you've settled into a good routine, things can happen that cause your supply to dip. Things like going back to work, your period returning, or coming down with a case of mastitis. All of these circumstances (among others) can cause your supply to suddenly decline.There is a simple, low-tech fix for… Continue Reading >