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Low milk supply - could it be your hormones?  A podcast interview with Lisa Marasco

We think many of you will be captivated by our latest podcast on hormones as a cause of low milk supply.Tanya spoke with Lisa Marasco, co-author of The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk and expert on hormones and milk supply about PCOS, diabetes, thyroid, obesity, endocrine disruptors, and many other topics.  Lisa answered… Continue Reading >




Witch Hazel can be a mom's best friend

Witch Hazel is an herb many mothers come to swear by after pregnancy and childbirth, and we thought we’d take a moment to share some details about this powerful (some mothers might say sanity saving!) plant.But first, what does this plant have to do with witches?  It’s likely an etymological mix-up, stemming from the Middle English term… Continue Reading >




What is That Dark Residue in My Motherlove Product?

We have had several customers recently wonder about a dark residue on the dropper when they open up a bottle of More Milk Plus. Some have even been concerned that it appears to be mold in the dropper!Fear not – what may appear to be mold in the dropper or inner seal of a Motherlove product is most assuredly NOT mold. So what is it? We… Continue Reading >




Comfrey: A healing herb, but for external use only

The plant world offers us many healing herbs, and you’ll find many of them in our salves and other products.But there are some herbs which are healing when used externally, but are not safe for ingestion.  One such herb is Comfrey.We often hear from mothers who have questions and concerns about the use of comfrey in breast compresses… Continue Reading >




Infertility? Painful periods? Incontinence? Listen to our podcast on Maya Abdominal Therapy

Are you struggling with infertility?  Have painful periods or problems with postpartum incontinence?You’ll want to listen to our latest podcast on Maya Abdominal Therapy.Tanya spoke with Catherine Gregory, a certified practitioner of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy.  She explained the origins of the therapy, how it can… Continue Reading >




The Top Ten Breastfeeding Stories of 2012

Breastfeeding made the news quite a bit in 2012.  And this year also saw a number of advances in support for breastfeeding moms.  Here is our round up of the year’s highlights!Federal pumping law upheld.  The Affordable Health Care Act contained some important advances for nursing moms, and these were in jeopardy due to court… Continue Reading >




Safer, Smarter & Stronger—High Park Fire Update

It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is resurrection. —Voltaire Motherlove was born in Rist Canyon, in the mountains west of Fort Collins. The beginnings of the company and our family beginnings are one and the same. My mother started making the products we sell today from herbs and plants she… Continue Reading >




Our 2012 celebrity breastfeeding round-up!

2012 saw a whole lot of celebrities talking about breastfeeding their babies and nursing in public.  We thought you’d enjoy this round-up of some of the more memorable celebrity moments!Breastfeeding had its first ever celebrity event promoting breastfeeding and Motherlove was proud to be a sponsor!  Held in partnership with Healthy… Continue Reading >




2012 breastfeeding research brings answers, questions, and yet more reasons to breastfeed!

2012 brought a wealth of new research findings on breastfeeding!Check out our links below for a (partial) list of the latest evidence on the effects of breastfeeding on mothers’ and babies’ health, the constituents and functions of breastmilk, and new insights in breastfeeding practice and policy.Breastfeeding associated with these… Continue Reading >




Oh, my aching… What nursing moms should know about ergonomics and breastfeeding

If you’ve had shoulder, wrist, back or other muscle pain while breastfeeding, you’re probably not alone.Breastfeeding (as well as bottle feeding) requires that we log lots of hours in one or more position, and if those positions set us up for pain we’re sure to feel it!We asked, Debbie Roberts, an occupational therapist and author of… Continue Reading >




Do you leak when you cough, laugh, jump? Listen to our podcast on reversing incontinence after baby!

When you run, when you sneeze, when you lift something heavy…Millions of women experience stress incontinence after having a baby.  And millions more will develop incontinence as they age.  But there’s a lot you can do about it, and our podcast discussion this month is all about that.Tanya spoke with Tasha Mulligan, physical therapist… Continue Reading >




"Ready to Wean:"  A new children's book about weaning

We’re very pleased to share an interview with Elyse April, author of the new children’s book, Ready to Wean:  The Return of the Dangling Red Earrings.This book is a welcome addition to the growing library of children’s books about breastfeeding, and is the only current one about the topic of weaning.Want to see more children’s books… Continue Reading >