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I need help with my milk supply.  Which Motherlove product is right for me?

At Motherlove we’ve created a number of different formulas to support breast milk supply which meet varied and specific needs.*These formulas are carefully composed to address different causes of low milk supply and different situations.  They use combinations of herbs to balance and enhance their effects.Which one is right for you? … Continue Reading >




Alfalfa:  Not just for sandwiches anymore!

Most of us know alfalfa from our sandwiches and salads.  But this familiar plant is also useful in increasing milk supply!Alfalfa is a many-branched plant with square stems and leaves composed of three leaflets.  It has blue to purple flowers turn into spiral coiled seedpods.  Alfalfa grows to a height of up to three feet, and its deep… Continue Reading >




Worried about breastfeeding the second time around?  Listen to our latest podcast

We know that many of you have had challenging breastfeeding experiences with your first babies.  And when it comes time to consider breastfeeding again, it can be a daunting prospect.That’s why we think you’ll enjoy this podcast with the author of Breastfeeding Take Two:  Successful Breastfeeding the Second Time Around.  Tanya talked… Continue Reading >




Could African American moms’ breastmilk hold the keys to preventing breast cancer?

Note:  If you’re an African American nursing mom living anywhere in the country and interested in donating breastmilk for this research, please contact Beth Punska at (413) 545-0813, or email her at epunska@vasci.umass.edu. More information is also at the study website. If you’re not nursing, please consider joining the Love/Avon… Continue Reading >




Blessed Thistle:  A traditional friend to nursing mothers

Blessed Thistle is an old friend to nursing mothers, so we thought we’d take a moment to share a bit about this versatile plant.Blessed Thistle (Cnicus Benedictus, also known as St. Benedict’s thistle, holy thistle or spotted thistle), may have gotten its name from its use as a tonic by monks in the Middle Ages.Its use dates to the… Continue Reading >




Low milk supply - could it be your hormones?  A podcast interview with Lisa Marasco

We think many of you will be captivated by our latest podcast on hormones as a cause of low milk supply.Tanya spoke with Lisa Marasco, co-author of The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk and expert on hormones and milk supply about PCOS, diabetes, thyroid, obesity, endocrine disruptors, and many other topics.  Lisa answered… Continue Reading >




Comfrey: A healing herb, but for external use only

The plant world offers us many healing herbs, and you’ll find many of them in our salves and other products.But there are some herbs which are healing when used externally, but are not safe for ingestion.  One such herb is Comfrey.We often hear from mothers who have questions and concerns about the use of comfrey in breast compresses… Continue Reading >




The Top Ten Breastfeeding Stories of 2012

Breastfeeding made the news quite a bit in 2012.  And this year also saw a number of advances in support for breastfeeding moms.  Here is our round up of the year’s highlights!Federal pumping law upheld.  The Affordable Health Care Act contained some important advances for nursing moms, and these were in jeopardy due to court… Continue Reading >




Safer, Smarter & Stronger—High Park Fire Update

It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is resurrection. —Voltaire Motherlove was born in Rist Canyon, in the mountains west of Fort Collins. The beginnings of the company and our family beginnings are one and the same. My mother started making the products we sell today from herbs and plants she… Continue Reading >




Our 2012 celebrity breastfeeding round-up!

2012 saw a whole lot of celebrities talking about breastfeeding their babies and nursing in public.  We thought you’d enjoy this round-up of some of the more memorable celebrity moments!Breastfeeding had its first ever celebrity event promoting breastfeeding and Motherlove was proud to be a sponsor!  Held in partnership with Healthy… Continue Reading >




2012 breastfeeding research brings answers, questions, and yet more reasons to breastfeed!

2012 brought a wealth of new research findings on breastfeeding!Check out our links below for a (partial) list of the latest evidence on the effects of breastfeeding on mothers’ and babies’ health, the constituents and functions of breastmilk, and new insights in breastfeeding practice and policy.Breastfeeding associated with these… Continue Reading >




Oh, my aching… What nursing moms should know about ergonomics and breastfeeding

If you’ve had shoulder, wrist, back or other muscle pain while breastfeeding, you’re probably not alone.Breastfeeding (as well as bottle feeding) requires that we log lots of hours in one or more position, and if those positions set us up for pain we’re sure to feel it!We asked, Debbie Roberts, an occupational therapist and author of… Continue Reading >