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Want baby bliss?  Learn these infant massage strokes.

We love infant massage for its many benefits to babies - and to you!Massaging your baby facilitates bonding, relaxation, and promotes sleep, digestion, and boosts babies’ immune systems.  It can alleviate gas and even help with teething pain.  And it’s been shown to relax parents and stimulate the production of oxytocin - “the love… Continue Reading >




Returning to Work? Yes, You CAN Continue to Exclusively Breastfeed!

We’re pleased to share a guest post from Wendy Armbruster Bell is the Founder & Creative Director of Snugabell Mom & Baby Gear, creators of the PTPA Award-Winning PumpEase hands-free pumping bras.As the end of maternity leave fast approaches, nursing mothers have a number of choices to maintain their breastfeeding relationships with… Continue Reading >




Our First 10k!

Our Facebook page has its first 10,000 fans, and to celebrate, we want to give back. But picking just one organization is impossible. So, we want you, our fans, to pick. Leave us a comment and tell us where you’d like us to make a donation, and we’ll pick one person at random and make a donation in your name to the charity you specify. The… Continue Reading >




This Labor Day month, watch a free webcast of Birth, the play

Since 2006, communities across the country have been producing Karen Brody’s play, Birth, often (and appropriately) during Labor Day week.Birth is a play based on over 100 interviews conducted by Karen Brody about their birth experiences.  Eight birth stories are told in the play, with the intent of showing how low-risk, educated mothers… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  Lactation After Baby Loss

We’re very pleased to share an interview on the rarely discussed issue of lactation after the loss of a baby.Tanya Lieberman, IBCLC talked with Jessica Wellborn, a graduate student who studied milk donation after perinatal loss.  She is the donor coordinator at the Mothers’ Milk Bank of San Jose.Tanya and Jessica talked about the… Continue Reading >




When is a diaper rash more than a rash?

When is a diaper rash more than irritated skin?According to Dr. Sears, a rash which is “red, raised, patchy rash with sharp borders, mostly over the genitalia but with satellite spots sprinkled around the diaper area,” may be a result of an overgrowth of yeast.  Yeast rashes are more common after antibiotic use.  If your baby has a… Continue Reading >




Soothe summer itches with our Green Salve.

We’re savoring the last few weeks of summer - the long days and warm nights, eating outside, and the chance for kids to run free.As you know, along with summer fun can come a whole lot of itching.  Scratches and cuts, bug bites, poison ivy, and rashes may be a summer ritual, but they don’t have to slow you or your kids down.Our… Continue Reading >




A collection of classic Sesame Street videos on breastfeeding

Happy World Breastfeeding Week!We thought we’d celebrate (in addition to sponsoring several events) by sharing this collection of classic Sesame Street videos which show breastfeeding.  Enjoy!      <p> Continue Reading >




Podcast:  When the "booby fairy" doesn't arrive - insufficient glandular tissue

We’re very happy to share a podcast on a particularly heartbreaking breastfeeding issue:  insufficient glandular tissue or breast hypoplasia - the incomplete development of the glandular tissue in the breast.Mothers with hypoplastic breasts often struggle to provide enough milk for their babies, despite ‘doing everything right.’Tanya… Continue Reading >




Motherlove is sponsoring these World Breastfeeding Week events.  We hope you'll join in!

The first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week, and we’re proud to be sponsoring several events that will support and promote breastfeeding.  We hope you’ll join in!This year’s theme is “Breastfeeding=Communication.”  This theme recognizes the critical role communication and timely information plays in supporting mothers throughout… Continue Reading >




Eat your dandelions!

While most people see dandelions as a nuisance, here at Motherlove we have a lot of respect for this humble plant and its many uses.The entire dandelion plant is edible, and it’s higher than most foods in vitamins and minerals, especially Vitamin A.  It has a number of medicinal uses, too.Motherlove founder Kathryn Higgins writes, in… Continue Reading >




Motherlove Replies to E. Coli Outbreak in Europe

As many of you are aware, there is an outbreak of E. Coli in Europe that appears to be tied to Egyptian fenugreek. Since we’ve been getting calls from our customers around the world, we have issued the following press release about the issue. The short story is that no Motherlove products are affected and that we do third-party tests to… Continue Reading >