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Top 10 Things to Do When You’re up for a 2:15 am Feeding and Can’t Fall Back Asleep

We’re so tickled to share some original art created by Adrienne Hedger, artist and co-author of If These Boobs Could Talk:  A Little Humor to Pump Up the Breastfeeding Mom.  Adrienne is a writer and illustrator whose designs are published by Recycled Paper Greetings.If These Boobs Could Talk is very clever and wonderfully illustrated ode… Continue Reading >




Myth: Breastfeeding after breast implant surgery causes sagging

A recent study from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has found that mothers who have had breast implant surgery and who believe that breastfeeding will cause their breasts to sag are far less likely to succeed with breastfeeding than those who don’t hold this belief.In this study of 160 women, researchers found that 86% of the… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  Here comes The Milk Truck!

Starting this month, residents of Pittsburgh may see a converted ice cream truck with a five foot breast and police-light flashing nipple on the road.  It’s The Milk Truck!Tanya Lieberman, IBCLC got to chat with Jill Miller, the creator of The Milk Truck about how it works, the inspiration for the project, whether nursing stations can… Continue Reading >




Questions About Fenugreek for Low Milk Supply?

You probably know fenugreek as the most popular herb to increase milk supply, but fenugreek sure is one multi-tasking herb.It’s long been used as a cooking spice in East Indian and Asian cuisine and can be used externally to soothe wounds and sores. It can be gargled to relieve a sore throat and its seeds aid digestion.  It’s even… Continue Reading >




Returning to Work? Yes, You CAN Continue to Exclusively Breastfeed!

We’re pleased to share a guest post from Wendy Armbruster Bell is the Founder & Creative Director of Snugabell Mom & Baby Gear, creators of the PTPA Award-Winning PumpEase hands-free pumping bras.As the end of maternity leave fast approaches, nursing mothers have a number of choices to maintain their breastfeeding relationships with… Continue Reading >




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 >