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Motherlove Nipple Cream Tested on Nursing Bras and Pads

Meet two small business owners who know a lot about breastfeeding: Nicole Zoellner, owner of Nizo Wear and the inventor of the painless nursing bra, and Catherine Bolden, the woman behind The Willow Store and organic nursing pads.While Motherlove Nipple Cream is effective in quickly relieving the discomfort of sore, cracked nursing… Continue Reading >




10 Organic Facts You Need to Know

Our guest post this week is from Jennifer Rose, the new media manager and staff writer for the Organic Trade Association. The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for the organic industry in North America. We asked Jennifer to give us 10 facts that we all need to know about organic.1.  Organic… Continue Reading >




Guest Post: Choosing and Fitting the Right Nursing Bra

If you’re planning to breastfeed, at least two or three nursing bras should be on your essentials list. It’s important to choose a nursing bra to match your lifestyle, your breast size, and your personal preferences.To help you on your nursing bra selection process, we’ve consulted with Nicole Zoellner, mom and owner of Nizo Wear bras. A… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  Breast surgeries and breastfeeding, with Diana West

We’re talking breastfeeding after breast reduction surgery, breast augmentation surgery, breast lifts, and nipple piercings on this month’s Motherlove Podcast!Tanya interviews Diana West, IBCLC, founder of the web’s best resource on breast surgeries and breastfeeding:  bfar.org, and lowmilksupply.org.  She is author of Defining Your Own… Continue Reading >




BlogHer Sponsorship Blog Contest

We have become friends with so many amazing bloggers that it’s impossible to pick just one (or a dozen) to sponsor for BlogHer, so we decided to let you pick amongst yourselves. Here’s the skinny:Motherlove will give three $50 sponsorships to three bloggers, one in each category. The categories are all breastfeeding related, but you… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  Facebook vs. The Leaky Boob

We’re very pleased to post an interview with Jessica Martin-Weber, founder of The Leaky B@@b Facebook page and website, on Facebook’s deletion of her page and the pictures and pages of many breastfeeding mothers.Jessica talked to Tanya Lieberman, IBCLC, about what has happened to her page and to the pages of many women who have posted… Continue Reading >




Guest Post: Diaper Creams 101

We get a lot of questions here at Motherlove about diaper creams, especially about how to use a diaper cream with cloth diapers. We asked Jennifer Labit, the co-creator of bumGenius, Flip and Econobum and operator of Cotton Babies for her expert advice.What do parents who are new to cloth diapers need to know about diaper… Continue Reading >




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 >




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 >