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What is power pumping?

Ever heard of power pumping?  Some moms swear by it for increasing milk supply.Power pumping (also called cluster pumping) is pumping in a series of ten minute sessions - ten minutes pumping, ten minutes off - over the course of an hour, one session each day.  It’s typically used when mothers experience a temporary dip in supply, not as… Continue Reading >




Our Legacy Organic Farm

Motherlove literally began around our kitchen table. Kathryn had been growing herbs and teaching others to use them for years, and when she became pregnant and gave birth to Silencia, the products she made for herself and gave to friends were so popular that people begged her to sell them. So she did – and Motherlove was born.We’ve… Continue Reading >




Nettle:  It may sting, but it's a friend to your milk supply

While stinging nettle can be painful to touch, it’s a plant that is very friendly to a mother’s milk supply!There are many species of nettle, but stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is probably the best known.  It’s native to much of the world, and has long been used as to support milk supply, as a food, and as a treatment for a variety of… Continue Reading >




Breast massage: What is it, why do it, and is it necessary?

Have you heard about breast massage?It’s a traditional practice in Japan and some other Asian countries, and it’s used in a number of different forms here.  But what is it, and why do it?  And is it necessary?In Japan breast massage is practiced to increase breastmilk quantity and “quality.”  There, it is performed by specially… Continue Reading >




Uncovering "First Food Deserts:"  A podcast interview with Kimberly Seals Allers

Have you heard the term “food desert?”  It means a place where people have poor access to stores selling healthy food.  As a result, residents of these communities are hard pressed to eat in a way that supports their health.Now let’s think about how that term applies to the first food, breastmilk.  In order for babies to have access to… Continue Reading >