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Setting up Toddlers to Thrive

Last year we interviewed Dr. Tovah Klein, author of How Toddlers Thrive for a great podcast on the reasons why toddlers act as they do, and keys to help them thrive. Dr. Klein is director of the Barnard College Center for Toddler Development, Professor of Psychology, and a consultant to Sesame Street.  We talked about whether toddlers… Continue Reading >




Motherlove achieves silver status as a green business!

We are happy to report progress on our journey to becoming an even more green business!Last year we told you that we've been working toward improved sustainability here at Motherlove.  Being good stewards of the earth has always been one of our central goals, but when we moved to Fort Collins last year we had the opportunity to join the… Continue Reading >




Milk supply mystery?  Could it be insufficient glandular tissue?

We're very pleased to share an excerpt from the new book, Finding Sufficiency: Breastfeeding with Insufficient Glandular Tissue by Diana Cassar-Uhl.  Insufficient Glandular Tissue (IGT) often creates serious breastfeeding challenges, yet it remains poorly recognized.  We're thrilled that this book is available to help mothers, and hope you… Continue Reading >




I’ve got milk supply problems, now what?

You're worried that you might have low milk supply.  What do you do now?*First, make sure that supply is really the issue.  Since there are  many things that can make your supply seem low when it isn't, it's important to figure out if supply is really the problem.Second, if supply is the issue, try to figure out the cause(s).  Getting… Continue Reading >




Iron deficient after childbirth?  Herbs can help!

It's estimated that one in eight women experience iron deficiency after giving birth, up to 12 months after delivery. And the results can make life - let alone life parenting a new baby - very difficult.  Symptoms of iron deficiency include feeling weak and tiring out more easily, feeling dizzy or cranky, headaches, shortness of breath,… Continue Reading >




Your best tips on preparing to breastfeed

Are you pregnant and wondering how to prepare for breastfeeding?  We remember the feeling of being on the cusp of a new adventure, and know it can be hard to figure out what to do to get ready.So we asked fans of our Facebook page for their best advice on how to prepare.  Here are some of the best tips we collected, plus a few of our… Continue Reading >




Looking back on a big year at Motherlove!

As we near the year's end, we can't help but reflect on how eventful 2014 has been for Motherlove.  We thought we'd recap some of the most exciting developments for us in the past year, and extend our warm wishes for a happy 2015! Here are some of the events which have made this year special for us:- We moved into our new facility in… Continue Reading >




Think you might be nursing “To Three and Beyond?”  This book’s for you!

Are you nursing a toddler or preschooler, or expect that you will be?  If so you'll want to check out a new book of stories about nursing to the third birthday and beyond!Today we're pleased to share an interview with Janell Robisch on her book, To Three and Beyond:  Stories of Breastfed Children and the Mothers Who Love Them.   Her… Continue Reading >




Reducing our carbon footprint with ClimateWise

At Motherlove we are always looking for ways to make our company as sustainable as possible.  This has been a goal since our founding, and as a company based with deep roots in the nature it only makes sense.  We depend on the gifts of the plant world to make our products, and the planet depends on us for responsible stewardship. So when… Continue Reading >




Dr. Aviva Romm: Using integrative medicine to support mothers in the childbearing year

We're very happy to share a podcast interview with one of our favorite people:  Dr. Aviva Romm!Dr. Romm is a pioneer in the field of natural birth and botanical medicine for gynecology, obstetrics, and pediatrics in the U.S.  She is a physician, midwife, an herbalist, an author, and an educator.  A founder of the Yale University… Continue Reading >




Gifts to teach kids about the wonders of herbs!

At Motherlove we're always learning more about herbs and their remarkable healing and nourishing properties.  There is so much to know - it's a lifelong educational journey!We think that childhood is the perfect time to embark on that journey, and we have several gift ideas to get kids learning and making their own herbal products from… Continue Reading >




Four herbs to get you through cold season

Cold season is definitely upon us, bringing the usual sniffing and sneezing to many families, especially those of us with small children! If you're looking for some help preventing and treating colds this winter, we hope you'll remember that herbs can be your friend.  Here are four plants to get to know this season which may help you… Continue Reading >