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Five tips for getting rid of a painful bleb (milk blister)

If you've ever had a bleb (also known as a milk blister) you know that they can be both painful and difficult to get rid of.  They can also lead to plugged ducts because they prevent milk from exiting the breast normally.  A bleb is a little white spot on the tip of the nipple that can look like a pimple with skin covering a white dot,… Continue Reading >




Tips to prepare for tandem nursing

Tandem nursing was something I set out to do before I even became pregnant with my second son. I thought it sounded romantic. It sounded easy. It turned out to be over-whelming and one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. Many women will end up nursing multiple children through pregnancies and beyond whether they choose to or they… Continue Reading >




Motherlove Hits the Bullseye

Thirty years ago, when Kathryn’s passion for plants inspired her to create herbal products for her own pregnancy, it was her dream for all moms to have safe, effective, organic herbal products available for their own pregnancies and babies.From Motherlove’s humble beginnings at Kathryn’s kitchen table, to the creation of Motherlove… Continue Reading >




Spring tonic herbs are spring cleaning for your body!

It's officially spring, and we know that while some of you are enjoying blossoms and warming temperatures, some of you are still deep in snow!Whether your region is blooming or you need some inspiration to get you through the last weeks of a long winter, we thought you'd enjoy a list of spring tonic herbs and suggestions on how to work… Continue Reading >




Our favorite reference books and websites

In our work crafting herbal products to support the mothering journey, we've come to rely on certain books and websites for key information. These books and websites are like trusted friends - sharing wisdom and insight on topics close to our hearts.  We turn to them again and again.We are happy to share our list of favorites with you… Continue Reading >




Breastfeeding on Campus?

Are you a college or university student and breastfeeding?  Do you feel that your institution is supportive of breastfeeding and pumping?There are efforts on campuses around the country to make lactation accommodations a reality, but the success stories aren't well known. That's why we're very pleased to share an interview with the… Continue Reading >




Milk supply mystery? Use the milk supply equation to solve it.

If you're struggling with a milk supply problem,* you may be also be struggling to figure out why.  And answering that question is important, since knowing the source of the problem allows you to target your treatment to the cause.  But figuring out the "why" isn't always that easy.That's why we love the milk supply equation.In The… Continue Reading >




Introducing Motherlove’s new Shatavari and Malunggay supplements for supporting lactation!

We are thrilled to introduce two new members of Motherlove's family of herbal supplements for supporting lactation:  Shatavari and Malunggay.At Motherlove we listen carefully.  We listen to moms, who tell us which herbs work for them.  We listen to lactation consultants, who can tell us what they recommend for increasing milk supply. … Continue Reading >




Setting up Toddlers to Thrive

Last year we interviewed Dr. Tovah Klein, author of How Toddlers Thrive for a great podcast on the reasons why toddlers act as they do, and keys to help them thrive. Dr. Klein is director of the Barnard College Center for Toddler Development, Professor of Psychology, and a consultant to Sesame Street.  We talked about whether toddlers… Continue Reading >




Motherlove achieves silver status as a green business!

We are happy to report progress on our journey to becoming an even more green business!Last year we told you that we've been working toward improved sustainability here at Motherlove.  Being good stewards of the earth has always been one of our central goals, but when we moved to Fort Collins last year we had the opportunity to join the… Continue Reading >




Milk supply mystery?  Could it be insufficient glandular tissue?

We're very pleased to share an excerpt from the new book, Finding Sufficiency: Breastfeeding with Insufficient Glandular Tissue by Diana Cassar-Uhl.  Insufficient Glandular Tissue (IGT) often creates serious breastfeeding challenges, yet it remains poorly recognized.  We're thrilled that this book is available to help mothers, and hope you… Continue Reading >




I’ve got milk supply problems, now what?

You're worried that you might have low milk supply.  What do you do now?*First, make sure that supply is really the issue.  Since there are  many things that can make your supply seem low when it isn't, it's important to figure out if supply is really the problem.Second, if supply is the issue, try to figure out the cause(s).  Getting… Continue Reading >