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Solving toddler and preschooler sleep problems - a podcast interview with Elizabeth Pantley

How do you transition a child from crib or co-sleeping to his or her own bed? Is it okay if your child just takes short cat naps during the day?Can you make an “early bird” sleep longer in the morning? As parents we’re often desperate for help with infant sleep.  But sleep continues to be an important issue throughout childhood,… Continue Reading >




Liquid vs. capsule? Alcohol-free? Tincture vs. tea?  Common questions about our milk supply products

Here are some answers to some common questions about our products to support milk supply:What are the advantages of a liquid extract over a dried herbal supplement or tea?Motherlove liquid extracts are made with only the highest quality certified organic herbs - picked and processed at peak potency. A liquid extract maintains this… Continue Reading >




Herbs to minimize your c-section scar

Herbs can be a huge help in maintaining the health of your skin during pregnancy, soothing and preventing stretch marks.  But did you know that they can also help heal and minimize your cesarean scar? Here are some herbs which can applied topically - once your incision has fully healed and your health care provider approves - to assist… Continue Reading >




Returning to Work? Yes, you CAN continue to exclusively breastfeed!

 We're pleased to share this guest post from Wendy Armbruster Bell.  Wendy is the Founder & Creative Director of Snugabell Mom & Baby Gear, creators of the PTPA Award-Winning PumpEase hands-free pumping bras. As the end of your maternity leave fast approaches, nursing mothers have a number of choices to maintain their breastfeeding… Continue Reading >




Baby “sunnyside up?” Listen to our podcast on how you can avoid or change it

Did you know the position of your baby in pregnancy and in labor?  If your baby was posterior (also known as “sunnyside up”), it may have had a big effect on your labor and birth.  Back labor, anyone?What can you do in pregnancy to keep your baby in the anterior position?  And can you change the position of the baby once labor has… Continue Reading >




Motherlove's organic farm is "a dream come true"

You may remember that back in April Motherlove announced that we are now the proud operators of a 120 acre organic farm near our offices in Colorado.Our Legacy Organic Farm will supply us with local, sustainable, certified organic herbs for Motherlove as well as grow traditional organic grains and vegetables.  It’s a dream come true for… Continue Reading >




Tandem nursing? Here are some great resources

Are you pregnant and nursing?  Expecting to be nursing a newborn and a toddler?  Expecting twins?Tandem nursing is increasingly common practice, but resources for support and information can be hard to find.  We thought we’d share some of our favorite resources on tandem nursing.Adventures in Tandem Nursing.  The only book written on… Continue Reading >




Even if you don't plan to co-sleep, make sure your sleep surface is safe

In our recent podcast interview with Nancy Mohrbacher on night feedings and breastfed babies, she highlighted an important piece of advice:Even if you don’t plan on co-sleeping with your baby, make your sleep surface safe for co-sleeping.Why?  Because research has shown that about half of all babies end up sleeping in their parents’… Continue Reading >




Meet our latest product:  Motherlove Tattoo Care!

Our new Motherlove Tattoo Care salve is the perfect product to soothe, moisturize, protect, and heal your new tattoo!Motherlove Tattoo Care is made with 100% certified organic ingredients and is handcrafted in Colorado using the same tried and true ingredients that have been in our products for over 20 years.This thoughtful formulation… Continue Reading >




A guide to the symbols on Motherlove products

Ever wonder what those little symbols on body care products mean?  We thought we’d explain the meaning and importance of the symbols you’ll find on our products.The Leaping Bunny is a symbol marking a product as “cruelty free.”  This means that the product and its ingredients were not tested on animals.  These products are certified… Continue Reading >




“That’s not a beer bong, it’s a breastpump!” A podcast interview about breastfeeding on TV

What messages are we getting from TV about breastfeeding?  About who breastfeeding moms are?  About breastmilk?  And what do we learn about about what’s acceptable and what isn’t when it comes to breastfeeding?In this podcast interview with Dr. Katherine Foss, author of a number of articles on breastfeeding in the media (including… Continue Reading >




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 >