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The Benefits of Baby Sign Language

Have you considered teaching your baby to sign for ‘Mommy’s Milk’ or any other basic signs? In recent years, the growing trend of teaching babies sign language has become increasingly popular, and for good reason. The natural inclination for babies to gesture and express themselves is innate, and baby sign language can help very young… Continue Reading >




Motherlove Taking Steps to Become a Public Benefit Company

As we’ve mentioned in earlier blogs, Motherlove is extremely proud to be a Certified B Corporation member. Since 2015, we’ve been one of over 2,000 companies that meet rigorous standards for social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. These values have been ingrained with us here at Motherlove since our founding… Continue Reading >




Can You Breastfeed with Pierced Nipples?

Body modifications such as branding, piercing, and tattooing have been around for over 5000 years, and have experienced a resurgence in popularity over the past 20 years. Throughout history, men and women have pierced their nipples for religious or spiritual reasons, beautification, decoration, protection, and social rank or status. Since… Continue Reading >




Motherlove Wins Prestigious Award

Motherlove is honored to announce that we have been named a 2017 Colorado Company to Watch, acknowledging the drive, excellence and influence of Motherlove as a growing company. Colorado Companies to Watch honors second stage companies that develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities, and create new… Continue Reading >




The Magic of Skin-to-Skin on Breastfeeding

You've heard that holding your newborn skin-to-skin is good for your baby, right? Also called “kangaroo care”, skin-to-skin care was originally developed in 1978 as a desperate move to save premature babies in resource-poor hospitals that lacked enough incubators.Over the years however, research has shown that skin-to-skin care benefits… Continue Reading >




Preparing to Settle in with Baby

You’ve brought your baby home and are ready to start an exciting new chapter in your life. Of course, managing the needs of a newborn as well as your own needs and those of your family can be challenging. Two key considerations to making your first few weeks with baby manageable (with no sleep!), are:Planning ahead for your baby’s… Continue Reading >




Get to Know Comfrey

The healing properties that comfrey embodies date back to when the plant first received its name. In Greek, Latin, French, and German, comfrey translates to “I grow together” or “the one who makes firm”. Comfrey is still often referred to as “knit-bone” or “bruise-wort” for its prevalent use in herbal medicine.Indigenous to England,… Continue Reading >




Your Summer Skin Survival Guide

Being outside in the summertime is one of life’s greatest pleasures. But even the best day at the park or on the beach can quickly go sour when bug bites, sunburns, rashes, or cuts begin to take their toll. Children are particularly prone to rashes and bug bites during the summer months because they are outside more often, exploring under… Continue Reading >




Supporting a Positive Nursing Experience With Relaxation Tips and Herbal Breastfeeding Supplements

When breastfeeding is going well, it can be one of life’s most fulfilling experiences. When it is not, it can be extremely frustrating for mom and sometimes for baby as well. There are times when a number of factors can add up, leaving a new mother worried that her breastfeeding journey will continue to be difficult. These factors can… Continue Reading >




How Breastfeeding Colonizes the Healthy Microbiome of Your Baby

For many years we thought of our intestines – also known as our gut – as a pretty boring place. Our gut's responsibility was solely to digest food and absorb nutrients – an important but rather mundane conveyor belt of digestion.But it turns out that our gut is actually a command and control center for our immunity, representing an… Continue Reading >




Get to know Lavender

Lavender. The mere mention of the plant evokes sunshine, fields of vibrant purple-blue flowers, and its signature, unmistakable scent.One of the oldest documented herbs, lavender has a fascinating 2,500-year-old history dating back to the Egyptians, who used it to produce healing ointments and perfume, and as a balm for mummification… Continue Reading >




Breastfeeding Supports and Protects Maternal Mental Health

On the heels of Mother’s Day and in an effort to recognize the seriousness of depression during and after pregnancy, May has been declared National Maternal Depression Awareness Month.For many women and their families, pregnancy and the birth of a child are times of excitement and joy – that’s what most of us envision when someone is… Continue Reading >