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Breastfeeding symbols for toddlers, twins, pumping, and tandem nursing

  You’re probably familiar with the International Symbol for Breastfeeding, which was created through a Mothering Magazine competition in 2006. You now see it in a lot of public places, from restaurants to libraries to doctor’s offices!    Since that original design was released, creative people have come up with ‘hacks’ of… Continue Reading >




Preventing and treating hemorrhoids during pregnancy

Increased risk of hemorrhoids is a common but very unwelcome part of pregnancy.  So you may be wondering what can you do to prevent them, and what can you do to treat them.What are hemorrhoids, and why are we more likely to get them during pregnancy?Hemorrhoids are a result of increased blood flow in pregnancy, particularly to those… Continue Reading >




How the herbs in More Milk Plus complement each other

When you look at the label of our popular galactagogue More Milk Plus you might think that we simply combine several herbs which support milk supply.But More Milk Plus is much more thoughtfully designed than that.  We’ll explain.In the U.S., fenugreek is the most popular galactagogue herb and is the herb most recommended by lactation… Continue Reading >




Concerned about stretch marks?  Here are some natural ways to prevent and minimize them.

Stretch marks may be a rite of passage for most women in pregnancy - 75 to 90% of us get them.But stretch marks can sometimes be prevented or minimized with some simple, natural measures.How do stretch marks start and progress?  It’s no surprise that stretch marks in pregnancy are a result of the rapid stretching of the skin on your… Continue Reading >




Night nursing:  A podcast interview with Nancy Mohrbacher

Why did babies evolve to feed at night?  What’s reverse cycling?  Does topping off a baby at night make them sleep longer?  What are the best tips for getting sleep when your baby feeds at night?For this podcast, Tanya spoke with Nancy Mohrbacher, author of many books on breastfeeding, about night nursing.  It’s a topic covered in her… Continue Reading >