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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 >




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 >




Doulas' comfort measures for labor, and what to do if you can't afford a doula.

Are you preparing for your baby’s birth?  Looking for comfort measures you can use for labor and birth?Having a doula (a trained support person for birth and the postpartum period) present during your labor and birth can make it a much more comfortable experience.  Doulas have long been associated with shorter labors, less interventions,… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  Can you really skip the pureed foods?  Try Baby-Led Weaning!

After breast or bottle feeding the next step is pureed foods, fed by spoon, right?Gill Rapley, co-author of Baby-Led Weaning * says that this doesn’t have to be so.  She advocates letting babies transition to solids by giving them table foods.  She says that skipping the pureed foods is actually more natural and better for babies, and… Continue Reading >




Have leftover Motherlove Nipple Cream?  Here are some great uses for it.

Have leftover Motherlove Nipple Cream?  We hope you won’t throw it away!Our nipple cream can be used for many other purposes.  It’s safe and effective for many uses.  You can use it to:Pass on to a pregnant friend (or buy her a new jar!)Moisturize lips (all ingredients are safe for ingestion)Moisturize dry skin on elbows,… Continue Reading >




Honoring the journey to motherhood with a blessingway

Looking for a special way to mark the transition into motherhood?  One that focuses on internal preparation and the support of other women?A blessingway may be just what you’re looking for.We have some special blessingway photos to share with you from Motherlove founder and owner Kathryn Higgins!  She had her own blessingway and… Continue Reading >