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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 suport your milk supply

Goat’s rue ( Galega officinalis) is an herb which has been long used to support 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 >




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 >