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Fight breast cancer by donating your breast milk!

Could your breastmilk hold the keys to the prevention and treatment of breast cancer?This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re pleased to share some ground breaking breast cancer research which uses breast milk to unlock the secrets of the disease.  And if you fit the criteria for one of the studies using breast milk, you may be able to… Continue Reading >




How does tongue tie impact breastfeeding?  A podcast interview with Catherine Watson Genna

How does having a tongue tie (restricted frenulum under the tongue) affect breastfeeding?In this interview, Catherine Watson Genna, author of Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants, discusses the types of tongue tie, what it’s like to nurse a baby with a tongue tie, what it’s like for the baby to have a tight frenulum… Continue Reading >




What is Baby-Led breastfeeding?

Have you heard terms like “baby-led breastfeeding,” or “laid back breastfeeding” used to describe certain methods of breastfeeding?  Wondering what they mean?A new book does a nice job of clarifying these concepts and describing how to use them to make breastfeeding easy and comfortable.Baby-Led Breastfeeding, by the authors of… Continue Reading >




Herbs, nutrition, and other natural remedies for morning sickness

Experiencing morning sickness, or dreading it?  You’re not alone: more than half all pregnant women experience nausea in the first trimester of pregnancy.  Here’s our guide* to using herbs, nutrition, and other therapies to manage nausea during pregnancy. What causes morning sickness? Morning sickness is caused by the rapid change in… Continue Reading >




Sending your breastfed baby to child care?  Check out these resources.

For those of us who have others care for our breastfed children, whether it’s at a child care center or at grandma’s house, it’s important that our care providers understand how to support breastfeeding.Child care providers need to know many things, from how to handle (and conserve!) breastmilk, to how to make the environment welcoming… Continue Reading >




Herbs and supplements for postpartum mood and anxiety disorders

What are Postpartum Mood and Anxiety disorders? It’s normal to feel overwhelmed and anxious about the many responsibilities of having a newborn.  Feelings of fatigue, crying, insomnia, anger, feelings of being alone, and the inability to concentrate are all typical of the “Baby Blues.”   They’re usually short-lived, lasting for a few… Continue Reading >




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 >