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Lyme disease in breastfeeding and pregancy:  A podcast interview with Linda Smith

Lyme Disease is an serious infection which is on the move.  It’s spreading to new areas of the country, posing risks to mothers and babies in pregnancy and infancy, and raising questions about treatment during breastfeeding.Tanya Lieberman spoke with Linda Smith, IBCLC about Lyme Disease in pregnancy and breastfeeding.  Linda spoke about… Continue Reading >




Birth and breastfeeding in prison

Ever wonder what it’s like to be pregnant while in prison?  What it’s like to give birth and breastfeed?We asked Marianne Bullock of the Prison Birth Project to answer a few questions about what the experience is like in her area of the country.  The Prison Birth Project provides prenatal, labor and postpartum support to women who are… Continue Reading >




Our favorite reasons to breastfeed

We hope that you’ve all had a wonderful World Breastfeeding Week!At Motherlove, we treat every week as an opportunity to honor and celebrate breastfeeding.  Here are some of our favorite reasons why:Breastfeeding is the natural way for your body to continue nourishing your baby, just as you did during your pregnancy.Breastfeeding… Continue Reading >




What’s wrong with those formula “gift” bags?

Were you given a formula “gift” bag as you left the hospital with your new baby?  Maybe by your pediatrician or even at an ultrasound clinic?If so, you’ll want to listen to this podcast interview with Marsha Walker, IBCLC.  An expert on formula company marketing, Marsha explains why these bags harm breastfeeding, why they’re so important… Continue Reading >




Treating thrush over and over? Maybe it's Raynaud's.

If you have a burning pain with breastfeeding, you may have tried treating yourself and your baby for thrush.But if you’ve been treating it with effective treatments for a while and your pain hasn’t improved, it might be time to consider whether it’s thrush after all.  It might be a relatively common condition called Raynaud’s vasospasm… Continue Reading >




Can you be fired for pumping at work?  A podcast interview with Jake Marcus.

You can’t be fired for being pregnant, but what about breastfeeding or pumping?We’re very pleased to share a podcast interview with Jake Marcus, JD on breastfeeding and sex discrimination law.Jake is the owner of Breastfeedinglaw.com, and is a founding partner of the law firm Cipolla Associates.  She is a lawyer, writer, and speaker… Continue Reading >




Body care ingredients to avoid

You know that what you eat and drink while you’re pregnant has the potential to reach your growing baby.But did you know that what you put on your skin holds the same potential?  And when it comes to the delicate skin of your baby, it’s even more important to use only those products that are gentle and nurturing.  Unfortunately, many… Continue Reading >




Books about breastfeeding for kids!

For many years there were few children’s books which portrayed breastfeeding.  But in recent years some wonderful breastfeeding-themed children’s books have been published, and we’re very happy to share some of them here!The Mystery of the Breast, by Victoria de Aboitiz, is a new addition to the kids’ breastfeeding books list.  Told… Continue Reading >




Breastfeeding Older Children:  A podcast interview with Ann Sinnott

We’re very pleased to share a podcast interview with Ann Sinnott, author of Breastfeeding Older Children.Ann talked with Tanya about the historically natural length of breastfeeding, the research on long-term breastfeeding, barriers and misconceptions about it, what mothers and children say about why they do it, and more!You can check… Continue Reading >




An interview on exclusive pumping, with the author of Exclusively Pumping Breast Milk

We’re very pleased to share an interview about exclusive pumping with Stephanie Casemore, author of Exclusively Pumping Breast Milk.Stephanie is also author of Breastfeeding, Take Two:  Successful Breastfeeding the Second Time Around, a book  for mothers who had difficult breastfeeding experiences with a first baby and are now expecting… Continue Reading >




Having surgery while breastfeeding?  Here are our tips to help you prepare.

A few weeks ago we heard from a mom on our Facebook page who was expecting to have surgery.  She asked for tips and you shared some great ones.  This inspired us to share some more information about the topic here on our blog.Having surgery is scary enough without worries about your breastfeeding relationship.  Here are a few tips and… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  Is it safe to take antidepressants while breastfeeding?

Approximately 15 to 25 percent of new mothers suffer from depression, anxiety, and related emotional difficulties in the postpartum period, and many mothers consider taking antidepressants while breastfeeding.*This raises many questions for moms:  Is it safe to take an antidepressant during breastfeeding?  How much of the medications… Continue Reading >