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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 >




Could that green smoothie be reducing your milk supply?

You may have heard of some of the herbs which increase milk supply - herbs like the ones included in our More Milk Plus and More Milk Special Blend.But did you know that there are herbs which reduce your milk supply?  Here are a few to be aware of:* Peppermint.  According to the Nursing Mother’s Herbal, some forms of peppermint are… Continue Reading >




Achoo!  Will that allergy medication hurt your milk supply?

For those of us suffering from allergies this season (and there seem to be many!), we wanted to offer a word of caution about some over-the-counter allergy medications and their effect on milk supply.Dr. Thomas Hale’s Medications and Mothers’ Milk is the most comprehensive source of information on medications and breastfeeding, and it… Continue Reading >




Breastfeeding Through Pregnancy

We get a lot of questions about breastfeeding while pregnant. The Leaky B@@b had a discussion on her Facebook wall recently about the subject, with Nourish Breastfeeding Support giving expert information. To make it easy to find the chat, we’ve posted the links below:Welcome to the Pregnancy & Breastfeeding ChatWhat are the risks of… Continue Reading >




How long can you store breast milk?

We know that many of you pump your milk, either for work or for occasional times away from your babies.We also know that figuring out how long your milk can safely stay on the counter, in the fridge or a cooler, and in the freezer can be a confusing process.In an attempt to reduce the confusion, we looked at the many available breast… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  Actress Mayim Bialik on attachment parenting “Beyond the Sling”

We’re very excited to share an interview with actress Mayim Bialik!Mayim is best known for her roles as Blossom Russo on the ‘90’s sitcom Blossom, as a young Bette Midler in Beaches, and currently as Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory.  She received a PhD in neuroscience from UCLA in 2007.But did you know that Mayim is also… Continue Reading >




What is a Baby Friendly Hospital?

At Motherlove, we strongly support the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative.  We think that every expecting mom who is planning a hospital birth should know about Baby Friendly Hospitals, so we thought we’d answer a few common questions here:What is a Baby Friendly Hospital?The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is a program sponsored by… Continue Reading >