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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 >




How long can you store breastmilk?

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… 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 >




Tender tush?  Some tips for taking care of your perineum after birth

If you’ve had a vaginal birth, taking care of your (likely sore) bottom can be a bit of a job in the early days after your baby’s birth.  Here are some simple things you can do to relieve pain and bounce back quicker:*Cold compresses.  Many moms use ice packs to reduce swelling and soothe pain in the early hours after birth.  Be sure to… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  How to care for your c-section scar, with the author of Ending Female Pain

Did you know that in some countries in Europe all moms who have had c-sections get physical therapy to care for their incisions and recover from the surgery?Did you know that some women go for years with pain and other complications from their c-section scars, when some simple exercises make a big difference?Isa Herrera wishes that… Continue Reading >




Do breastfeeding moms get more - or less - sleep?

Ever wonder who gets more sleep, breastfeeding or formula feeding moms?We’re very pleased to share an interview with Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.d, IBCLC, FAPA on her research on breastfeeding and sleep.  Kathleen is the author of Breastfeeding Made Simple and numerous other publications.  She specializes in synthesizing current… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  Biological Nurturing and Laid Back Breastfeeding, with Suzanne Colson

We’re very pleased to share this podcast interview with Dr. Suzanne Colson, pioneering researcher known for her work developing the concept of Biological Nurturing.She is the author of An Introduction to Biological Nurturing and the DVD Biological Nurturing: Laid-Back Breastfeeding for Mothers.Suzanne talked with Tanya Lieberman about… Continue Reading >




Traveling with breastmilk?  Check out our tips.

Are you traveling for the holidays and planning to transport some of your pumped milk?Whether you pump for work, for an occasional bottle, or you pump exclusively, there are a few things you should know if you’re planning to travel with your milk.Flying:  Bringing breast milk on boardBack in 2006, when the Transportation Security… Continue Reading >