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Six composting projects for kids

As avid gardeners and advocates of green parenting, we love involving kids in gardening and green living projects.  Composting is a wonderful project in which the whole family can participate.If you’re new to composting, here are some basic composting instructions to get you started.And here are six ideas for composting projects - big… Continue Reading >




Having surgery while breastfeeding?  Here are our tips to help you prepare.

A few weeks ago we heard from a mom on our Facebook page who was expecting to have surgery.  She asked for tips and you shared some great ones.  This inspired us to share some more information about the topic here on our blog.Having surgery is scary enough without worries about your breastfeeding relationship.  Here are a few tips and… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  Is it safe to take antidepressants while breastfeeding?

Approximately 15 to 25 percent of new mothers suffer from depression, anxiety, and related emotional difficulties in the postpartum period, and many mothers consider taking antidepressants while breastfeeding.*This raises many questions for moms:  Is it safe to take an antidepressant during breastfeeding?  How much of the medications… Continue Reading >




Could that green smoothie be reducing your milk supply?

You may have heard of some of the herbs which increase milk supply - herbs like the ones included in our More Milk Plus and More Milk Special Blend.But did you know that there are herbs which reduce your milk supply?  Here are a few to be aware of:* Peppermint.  According to the Nursing Mother’s Herbal, some forms of peppermint are… Continue Reading >




Great gardening books for kids of all ages

Books are a fun way to introduce kids to the joys of gardening, and there are more and more beautiful ones to share.   We compiled some favorite books below for kids of different ages.  Feel free to add your own favorites in the comments!For the youngest readers (0-2)Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert is a classic for young… Continue Reading >




Achoo!  Will that allergy medication hurt your milk supply?

For those of us suffering from allergies this season (and there seem to be many!), we wanted to offer a word of caution about some over-the-counter allergy medications and their effect on milk supply.Dr. Thomas Hale’s Medications and Mothers’ Milk is the most comprehensive source of information on medications and breastfeeding, and it… Continue Reading >




Breastfeeding Through Pregnancy

We get a lot of questions about breastfeeding while pregnant. The Leaky B@@b had a discussion on her Facebook wall recently about the subject, with Nourish Breastfeeding Support giving expert information. To make it easy to find the chat, we’ve posted the links below:Welcome to the Pregnancy & Breastfeeding ChatWhat are the risks of… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  Preparing for a VBAC, with the president of the International Cesarean Awareness Network

We’re very pleased to share a podcast interview on vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) with Desirre Andrews, president of the International Cesarean Awareness Network.Desiree and Tanya talked about the history of VBAC, barriers and access to VBAC, and how to prepare for one.  We also discussed ICAN’s research about hospital VBAC bans,… Continue Reading >




How long can you store breast milk?

We know that many of you pump your milk, either for work or for occasional times away from your babies.We also know that figuring out how long your milk can safely stay on the counter, in the fridge or a cooler, and in the freezer can be a confusing process.In an attempt to reduce the confusion, we looked at the many available breast… Continue Reading >




Making gardening easy:  The Urban Farm Company of Colorado

At Motherlove, our roots are in the dirt!  Our founder, Kathryn Higgins, grew up tending her family’s country garden, and she continues to maintain a large garden.  Her connection with the natural world is the foundation for her passion for herbal healing.That’s why we’re happy to share this interview with the founder of The Urban Farm… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  Actress Mayim Bialik on attachment parenting “Beyond the Sling”

We’re very excited to share an interview with actress Mayim Bialik!Mayim is best known for her roles as Blossom Russo on the ‘90’s sitcom Blossom, as a young Bette Midler in Beaches, and currently as Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory.  She received a PhD in neuroscience from UCLA in 2007.But did you know that Mayim is also… Continue Reading >




What is a Baby Friendly Hospital?

At Motherlove, we strongly support the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative.  We think that every expecting mom who is planning a hospital birth should know about Baby Friendly Hospitals, so we thought we’d answer a few common questions here:What is a Baby Friendly Hospital?The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is a program sponsored by… Continue Reading >