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Podcast:  Lactation After Baby Loss

We’re very pleased to share an interview on the rarely discussed issue of lactation after the loss of a baby.Tanya Lieberman, IBCLC talked with Jessica Wellborn, a graduate student who studied milk donation after perinatal loss.  She is the donor coordinator at the Mothers’ Milk Bank of San Jose.Tanya and Jessica talked about the… Continue Reading >




When is a diaper rash more than a rash?

When is a diaper rash more than irritated skin?According to Dr. Sears, a rash which is “red, raised, patchy rash with sharp borders, mostly over the genitalia but with satellite spots sprinkled around the diaper area,” may be a result of an overgrowth of yeast.  Yeast rashes are more common after antibiotic use.  If your baby has a… Continue Reading >




A collection of classic Sesame Street videos on breastfeeding

Happy World Breastfeeding Week!We thought we’d celebrate (in addition to sponsoring several events) by sharing this collection of classic Sesame Street videos which show breastfeeding.  Enjoy!      <p> Continue Reading >




Podcast:  When the "booby fairy" doesn't arrive - insufficient glandular tissue

We’re very happy to share a podcast on a particularly heartbreaking breastfeeding issue:  insufficient glandular tissue or breast hypoplasia - the incomplete development of the glandular tissue in the breast.Mothers with hypoplastic breasts often struggle to provide enough milk for their babies, despite ‘doing everything right.’Tanya… Continue Reading >




Motherlove is sponsoring these World Breastfeeding Week events.  We hope you'll join in!

The first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week, and we’re proud to be sponsoring several events that will support and promote breastfeeding.  We hope you’ll join in!This year’s theme is “Breastfeeding=Communication.”  This theme recognizes the critical role communication and timely information plays in supporting mothers throughout… Continue Reading >




Motherlove Replies to E. Coli Outbreak in Europe

As many of you are aware, there is an outbreak of E. Coli in Europe that appears to be tied to Egyptian fenugreek. Since we’ve been getting calls from our customers around the world, we have issued the following press release about the issue. The short story is that no Motherlove products are affected and that we do third-party tests to… Continue Reading >




Doulas' comfort measures for labor, and what to do if you can't afford a doula.

Are you preparing for your baby’s birth?  Looking for comfort measures you can use for labor and birth?Having a doula (a trained support person for birth and the postpartum period) present during your labor and birth can make it a much more comfortable experience.  Doulas have long been associated with shorter labors, less interventions,… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  Can you really skip the pureed foods?  Try Baby-Led Weaning!

After breast or bottle feeding the next step is pureed foods, fed by spoon, right?Gill Rapley, co-author of Baby-Led Weaning * says that this doesn’t have to be so.  She advocates letting babies transition to solids by giving them table foods.  She says that skipping the pureed foods is actually more natural and better for babies, and… Continue Reading >




Have leftover Motherlove Nipple Cream?  Here are some great uses for it.

Have leftover Motherlove Nipple Cream?  We hope you won’t throw it away!Our nipple cream can be used for many other purposes.  It’s safe and effective for many uses.  You can use it to:Pass on to a pregnant friend (or buy her a new jar!)Moisturize lips (all ingredients are safe for ingestion)Moisturize dry skin on elbows,… Continue Reading >




Podcast: Breastfeeding in the military

In honor of Memorial Day we’re very happy to share this podcast interview with Robyn Roche-Paull, author of Breastfeeding in Combat Boots.Robyn is a US Navy veteran who breastfed while serving on active duty as an aircraft mechanic, and is a lactation consultant and La Leche League leader.  Her work focuses on helping mothers on active… Continue Reading >




Using Goat's Rue to increase your milk supply

Goat’s rue ( Galega officinalis) is an herb which has been long used to increase milk supply.Never heard of it?  That may be because it’s a popular galactagogue in France but is less well known in the U.S.  But we think that’s going to change as more people get to know this pretty and powerful plant.What’s special about this… Continue Reading >




Favorite online breastfeeding resources

With all of the breastfeeding information available online, it can be tricky to find a trusted, reliable source for good breastfeeding support.So we asked you on Facebook where you go for breastfeeding information on the web.   Here’s where you told us you go:KellymomAsk Dr. SearsMotheringLa Leche LeagueDr. Jack… Continue Reading >