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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 >




Baby refusing to nurse? Laid back and baby-led breastfeeding may help.

Finding that your baby won’t latch on - either from birth or after some time nursing - can be a frustrating and often devastating experience.  But new discoveries about babies’ innate instincts have given us new tools for helping bring a baby to the breast.There are many reasons why a baby might refuse to latch on, such as tongue tie,… Continue Reading >




Meet the healing herbs in our Diaper Rash and Thrush salve!

When your baby’s bum is red and painful, you want effective, safe relief.Our Diaper Rash and Thrush salve is an all-natural remedy for persistent, inflamed diaper rash, possibly caused by yeast.  It can also be used on mother’s nursing nipples to prevent thrush from being transferred to the milk ducts, and does not need to be washed off… Continue Reading >




Can you increase your fertility with your diet?

Are there fertility super foods?  Which foods should be avoided when you’re trying to conceive?  Are there foods your male partner can eat to increase your fertility as a couple?In this podcast interview we explore the link between nutrition and fertility with naturopathic physician Dr. Laila Tomsovic.  We discuss how to use your diet to… Continue Reading >




Your tips for exclusive pumping moms

Are you an exclusively pumping mom?We asked fans on our Facebook page for their best tips on exclusive pumping, and here is what you told us!*Pumps and other supplies“Get a hands free bra or at least cut holes in a bra so you have free hands.” “Get extra parts.” “Consider getting bigger flanges.” “Store a nursing cover in your pump bag… Continue Reading >




Meet the pampering and protective herbs in our Pregnant Belly Salve and Oil

Your pregnant belly deserves great care and attention, and our Pregnant Belly Salve and Pregnant Belly Oil are made with herbs which soothe, protect, and pamper.Our oil and salve helps prevent stretch marks and relieves the itch of stretching skin, using certified organic herbs.  Each herb offers unique soothing and protecting… Continue Reading >




"The women behind the hashtag lifted me up:" Mom-to-mom breastfeeding support in the digit

We’re very pleased to share an abridged excerpt from the new book, The Virtual Breastfeeding Culture: Mother-to-Mother Support in the Digital Age, by Lara Audelo.Have you benefited from the power of online mom-to-mom breastfeeding support?  Tamara’s story below is a testament to this power in making breastfeeding work.  Tamara’s… Continue Reading >




How do I take Motherlove products to support my milk supply?

Not sure how to take Motherlove products* to support your milk supply?  Here are our answers to some common questions:How much of my Motherlove product should I take?Liquid Extracts Under 175 lbs: 1 ml - 4 times per day Over 175 lbs: 2 mls - 3 times per dayCapsules Under 175 lbs: 1 capsule 4 times per day Over 175 lbs: 2 capsules 3… Continue Reading >




Mother's Day Giveaway—Nurturing Life

Mother’s Day has special meaning for all of us here at Motherlove—every day. Every day we talk to moms and celebrate your new arrivals, offer support when breastfeeding is difficult and cheer when you reach a milestone. Our founder, Kathryn Higgins, works every day here at Motherlove with two of her daughters. And every day we make herbal… Continue Reading >