< back to blog overview

blog / Breastfeeding


Podcast:  Can you give your baby enough Vitamin D by increasing your own levels?

You’ve probably heard about the importance of having enough Vitamin D - both for yourself and your baby.  And your pediatrician may have recommended that you give your baby a Vitamin D supplement.In recent years, research has shown that having low levels of Vitamin D is associated with a number of health problems in adults, including… Continue Reading >




Five reasons to love nursing a toddler

We’re posting today as part of the April Carnival of Breastfeeding, sponsored by the Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog and the Blacktating Blog.  The theme this month is extended breastfeeding, and you’ll find lots more on this topic in the links at the bottom of this post.At Motherlove we fully support breastfeeding past infancy.  Here are… Continue Reading >




Podcast: Herbs to increase your milk supply, with Motherlove founder Kathryn Higgins

We’re very happy to share a podcast interview with Motherlove Herbal Company founder and owner Kathryn Higgins on galactagogues - herbs to increase milk supply!Kathryn talked with Tanya about several commonly used herbs to increase milk supply, herbs that are particularly helpful for mothers who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or… Continue Reading >




Motherlove Nipple Cream Tested on Nursing Bras and Pads

Meet two small business owners who know a lot about breastfeeding: Nicole Zoellner, owner of Nizo Wear and the inventor of the painless nursing bra, and Catherine Bolden, the woman behind The Willow Store and organic nursing pads.While Motherlove Nipple Cream is effective in quickly relieving the discomfort of sore, cracked nursing… Continue Reading >




Guest Post: Choosing and Fitting the Right Nursing Bra

If you’re planning to breastfeed, at least two or three nursing bras should be on your essentials list. It’s important to choose a nursing bra to match your lifestyle, your breast size, and your personal preferences.To help you on your nursing bra selection process, we’ve consulted with Nicole Zoellner, mom and owner of Nizo Wear bras. A… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  Breast surgeries and breastfeeding, with Diana West

We’re talking breastfeeding after breast reduction surgery, breast augmentation surgery, breast lifts, and nipple piercings on this month’s Motherlove Podcast!Tanya interviews Diana West, IBCLC, founder of the web’s best resource on breast surgeries and breastfeeding:  bfar.org, and lowmilksupply.org.  She is author of Defining Your Own… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  Facebook vs. The Leaky Boob

We’re very pleased to post an interview with Jessica Martin-Weber, founder of The Leaky B@@b Facebook page and website, on Facebook’s deletion of her page and the pictures and pages of many breastfeeding mothers.Jessica talked to Tanya Lieberman, IBCLC, about what has happened to her page and to the pages of many women who have posted… Continue Reading >




Donor milk banking: A podcast interview with Pauline Sakamoto

We’re very excited to share our first Motherlove Podcast!  This interview, conducted by Tanya Lieberman, IBCLC, is with Pauline Sakamoto, President of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America.The interview answers many questions, including: Can you donate if you have a tattoo or a body piercing?  What happened to milk banks… Continue Reading >




Guest Post: Lisa Marasco Talks about PCOS and Breastfeeding

Our guest blog this week is from Lisa Marasco, MA, IBCLC, FILCA, a board certified lactation consultant both in private practice and for WIC and a contributing editor to Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice. She is also  co-author of Making More Milk.What is PCOS?PCOS is the leading cause of infertility in women, and it… Continue Reading >




Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding and more Breastfeeding!

People always say this, but it really does seem like time has just flown by the past few weeks. We had an inspiring and energizing experience at ILCA in late July and then World Breastfeeding Week went by in a blur of celebrations and news from the breastfeeding scene. National Breastfeeding Awareness Month is almost over and we’ve been… Continue Reading >




What You Need to Know About Nipple Cream

Motherlove is proud to say our Nipple Cream ingredients are 100% certified USDA Organic. This softening salve for sore, cracked nursing nipples quickly heals skin and relieves discomfort. Motherlove’s Nipple Cream contains extra virgin olive oil, beeswax, shea butter, marshmallow root, calendula. All ingredients are safe for ingestion, so… Continue Reading >




Benefits of Breastfeeding

Breast milk is the most important food a child can receive in the first months of life.Decades of research have shown that breast milk is a unique substance that cannot be duplicated by artificial means. It is the most complete food for babies as it contains the perfect balance of nutrients that are essential for a baby’s growth and… Continue Reading >