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Guest Post: Connecting Mothers—Scientific evidence proves you need a community

Our guest post this week is by Nancy Massotto, the Founder and Executive Director of the Holistic Moms Network, and mother to two boys. She holds three graduate degrees, including a Ph.D. in political science, specializing in gender studies and feminist theory.  Before founding the Holistic Moms Network, Dr. Massotto spent several years… Continue Reading >




Donor milk banking: A podcast interview with Pauline Sakamoto

We’re very excited to share our first Motherlove Podcast!  This interview, conducted by Tanya Lieberman, IBCLC, is with Pauline Sakamoto, President of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America.The interview answers many questions, including: Can you donate if you have a tattoo or a body piercing?  What happened to milk banks… Continue Reading >




What are Wildcrafted Herbs?

It’s common to see “organic” herbal ingredients on everything from teas to shampoos to toothpaste. A category of herb you don’t see nearly as often is “wildcrafted”. What exactly are wildcrafted herbs?Long before USDA certification was the gold standard in the personal care industry, gathering all natural herbs was called… Continue Reading >




Guest Post: Cloth Diapers: Cute, Easy & Comfy-cozy!

Our guest post this week is from Shirley Murdock and Maeghan at Bummis, a cloth diapering company that has been in business since the ‘80’s. That’s a lot of little bums in cloth diapers. We asked them to explain the basics and give us some insider tips on successful (and easy) cloth diapering. Thanks, gals!New parents put a lot of… Continue Reading >




Green Parenting Apps

With an app for just about everything short of the kitchen sink, it only seems fair that natural parenting apps get some time in the spotlight. We picked a few of our current favorites, some fun and useful apps for parents, babies, and high-tech citizens of the virtual world.TreehuggerConsidered by many to be the leading media outlet… Continue Reading >




Guest Post: Lisa Marasco Talks about PCOS and Breastfeeding

Our guest blog this week is from Lisa Marasco, MA, IBCLC, FILCA, a board certified lactation consultant both in private practice and for WIC and a contributing editor to Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice. She is also  co-author of Making More Milk.What is PCOS?PCOS is the leading cause of infertility in women, and it… Continue Reading >




Guest Post: Choices in Childbirth Talks About Choosing a Care Provider

We are proud to have interviewed Lisa Malley, Executive Director for Choices in Childbirth, a non-profit organization that focuses on improving maternity care by helping women make informed decisions about where, how and with whom to birth. Their mission is to increase education, outreach and advocacy, and to provide information to the… Continue Reading >




Kathryn’s Herbal Birth Story

I decided to have a home birth with my first child. We lived in the mountains in Colorado, far from a hospital. When my water broke and I went into labor, my husband and I drove to my midwife’s home in town, where we would be closer to a hospital in case of any unforeseen emergency. An intense 30-hour labor gave me plenty of opportunity to… Continue Reading >




More Milk Special Blend Caps are Back!

 The More Milk Special Blend Capsules are finally back!Thank you so much for your understanding and patience while we were out of stock. Continue Reading >




How We Test Our Ingredients and Products

Here at Motherlove we know how much can change when you become a mother. There is so much new information, cautions and suggestions bombarding you every day.  In between the feedings and diaper changes it can be a bit overwhelming to try to navigate product information. Everyone wants to know what’s in their products, if they are tested on… Continue Reading >




Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding and more Breastfeeding!

People always say this, but it really does seem like time has just flown by the past few weeks. We had an inspiring and energizing experience at ILCA in late July and then World Breastfeeding Week went by in a blur of celebrations and news from the breastfeeding scene. National Breastfeeding Awareness Month is almost over and we’ve been… Continue Reading >




What You Need to Know About Nipple Cream

Motherlove is proud to say our Nipple Cream ingredients are 100% certified USDA Organic. This softening salve for sore, cracked nursing nipples quickly heals skin and relieves discomfort. Motherlove’s Nipple Cream contains extra virgin olive oil, beeswax, shea butter, marshmallow root, calendula. All ingredients are safe for ingestion, so… Continue Reading >