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How Breastfeeding Colonizes the Healthy Microbiome of Your Baby

For many years we thought of our intestines – also known as our gut – as a pretty boring place. Our gut's responsibility was solely to digest food and absorb nutrients – an important but rather mundane conveyor belt of digestion.But it turns out that our gut is actually a command and control center for our immunity, representing an… Continue Reading >




Breastfeeding Supports and Protects Maternal Mental Health

On the heels of Mother’s Day and in an effort to recognize the seriousness of depression during and after pregnancy, May has been declared National Maternal Depression Awareness Month.For many women and their families, pregnancy and the birth of a child are times of excitement and joy – that’s what most of us envision when someone is… Continue Reading >




The Sustainability of Breastfeeding: Protecting Both Babies and Mother Earth

It has become widely recognized that breastfeeding is the cornerstone of a child’s healthy development. In addition to containing all of the vitamins and nutrients your baby needs, breast milk supports your baby’s immune system and brain development. However, breastfeeding is also a cornerstone for something just as important but something… Continue Reading >




Fighting for Women: Guest Post From The Badass Breastfeeder

Before I had children, I saw my body as solely a sexual resource. The feedback that I got from the media, ads, TV, movies, men and women alike, was overwhelmingly positive. I got the message that I was “womaning” correctly. I never saw any use for my body beyond working out and having sex. And no one was banging my door down to convince me… Continue Reading >




You can now find Malunggay (Moringa) at Target.com!

We are thrilled to announce that Malunggay (Moringa), Motherlove’s newest herbal supplement for lactation support, can now be found on Target.com, along with your other Motherlove favorites!This leafy tree, often found in favorite Filipino recipes, has long been referred to as nature’s “miracle tree” for its therapeutic, medicinal, and… Continue Reading >




Common Toddler Breastfeeding Problems

So you’re nursing a toddler, huh? I bet you didn’t even plan to do that! So many of us just find ourselves doing it. And when we find ourselves here we find there are whole host of new obstacles to overcome. Breastfeeding a toddler or small child is nothing like breastfeeding a newborn. I have found breastfeeding to be a great parenting… Continue Reading >




Toxins in your breastmilk? Keep calm, nurse on.

Have you seen headlines like this one recently? "Breastfeeding 'could be passing on toxic chemicals to babies.'" It's enough to make any nursing mom pause. What those articles rarely tell however, is the whole story about environmental pollutants and breastmilk. We'd like to set the record straight with the following facts.* And the… Continue Reading >




It’s never too late to get breastfeeding help

Most moms know (at least we hope they do!) how important it is to get help with breastfeeding in the early days of nursing a new baby. Getting started with breastfeeding, especially the first time around, is often a challenge. A lactation consultant, a WIC breastfeeding peer counselor, or a La Leche League or Breastfeeding USA counselor… Continue Reading >




Painful procedure for your baby? Breastfeeding to the rescue!

Painful procedures – from newborn heel sticks to vaccines – are an unfortunate, but common experience for babies. Fortunately, nursing moms have a secret weapon against pain: breastfeeding.As a recent comprehensive analysis of ten studies concluded, breastfeeding reduces pain in babies during vaccinations. The review found that babies… Continue Reading >




Need to take a trip without your breastfeeding baby?

There are times, both for working and stay-at-home moms, when we have to travel without our babies. Maybe it's a sudden and unexpected event, like a family member's medical emergency, which calls you out of town. Or maybe it's a planned work event, like an important conference, where you can't have a baby in tow. Or maybe it's the dreaded… Continue Reading >




Your breasts eat themselves, and seven other amazing findings in recent breastfeeding research

We've been noticing some pretty amazing research findings about breastfeeding recently. Here are eight of our favorite, eye-opening discoveries that took place in 2016:Your breasts start to "eat themselves" after weaning:"When a woman stops breastfeeding, her breasts go from being full-time, milk-producing factories to regular… Continue Reading >




Nurtured and Nuzzled: A new children’s book on nursing

A few years ago, we shared our list of children's books on breastfeeding. At the time, we noted that for many years there were few children’s books that portrayed breastfeeding but happily, that number has recently grown.Today we are pleased to share a new addition to that list: Nurtured and Nuzzled.  It's a rhyming bilingual… Continue Reading >