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Your best tips on preparing to breastfeed

Are you pregnant and wondering how to prepare for breastfeeding?  We remember the feeling of being on the cusp of a new adventure, and know it can be hard to figure out what to do to get ready.So we asked fans of our Facebook page for their best advice on how to prepare.  Here are some of the best tips we collected, plus a few of our… Continue Reading >




Think you might be nursing “To Three and Beyond?”  This book’s for you!

Are you nursing a toddler or preschooler, or expect that you will be?  If so you'll want to check out a new book of stories about nursing to the third birthday and beyond!Today we're pleased to share an interview with Janell Robisch on her book, To Three and Beyond:  Stories of Breastfed Children and the Mothers Who Love Them.   Her… Continue Reading >




Check out our treasure trove of podcasts on breastfeeding, birth, parenting, and much more!

Did you know that the Motherlove blog has a treasure trove of podcasts on topics from breastfeeding and pregnancy, to sleep and starting solids?  Want to learn about low milk supply and your hormones, how to prepare for the birth you want, or how to solve toddler sleep problems?  We've got all that and much more!We've compiled links to… Continue Reading >




Your tips for preventing and treating plugged ducts

Your tips for preventing and treating plugged ductsIf you've ever had a plugged duct, you know how uncomfortable it can feel - and frustrating!  We've been there and love to share solutions, so we queried our Facebook followers for their best advice.  Below are their words of widsom!  You may also want to check out our FAQ page on… Continue Reading >




Looking for a meaningful way to fight breast cancer this October?

There are many great ways, from raising money to raising awareness. One often overlooked way is to participate in breast cancer research.  By becoming a study participant you contribute to the understanding of the breast cancer, paving the way for important strategies for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.Think you can't participate… Continue Reading >




Working and spending down your freezer stash of breastmilk?  What to do about a consistent shortfall

We're happy to share an excerpt from the new book Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple, by Nancy Mohrbacher, on what to do if your freezer stash of breastmilk is dwindling.  For more information on working and breastfeeding, check out our podcast interview.A Consistent ShortfallHaving a large reserve of frozen milk can give a mother a… Continue Reading >




Going back to work and breastfeeding?  Listen to our new podcast!

If you're pregnant or breastfeeding and expecting to go back to work you'll want to listen to our new podcast interview with Nancy Mohrbacher, author of Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple!Nancy spoke about key things you can do to prepare to go back to work and pump, how to keep your milk supply steady, your rights to time and a place… Continue Reading >




Your tips for pumping

We asked fans of the Motherlove Facebook page for their best pumping tips, and got a lot of great advice!  If you're an exclusively pumping mom, you may also want to check out our readers' tips on exclusive pumping, too.For working moms, pump every 2-3 hours and keep the parts refrigerated so you don't need to wash them at… Continue Reading >




Sleep deprived and breastfeeding? Check out our podcast with the author of Sweet Sleep

We’re happy to share our latest podcast, an interview with Diana West, co-author of Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family. In this interview we discussed the sleep habits that give mothers the most sleep, the “safe sleep seven,” flaws in the science of safe sleep, what current recommendations for… Continue Reading >




Your tips on weaning

Weaning can be a tricky transition for both you and your baby. So we asked for your tips about weaning on our Facebook page, and have compiled them below.  Feel free to add your own!Preparing a child by talking with him about it for weeks in advance.  See our post on children’s books about breastfeeding for a few kids’ books about… Continue Reading >




Five tips for when breastfeeding isn’t going as you’d planned

The month of August is an exciting time for breastfeeding awareness. World Breastfeeding Week starts the month with empowering stories and images of moms and babies breastfeeding everywhere imaginable. Friends and family who normally don’t discuss breastfeeding share facts and info. There are giveaways and specials from companies showing… Continue Reading >




Feeding breastmilk by bottle?  Learn paced feeding to avoid overfeeding your baby.

You may not be able to overfeed a baby at the breast, but it is possible to overfeed (and overwhelm) a baby with a bottle of breastmilk.Paced feeding is a method that helps to prevent this problem, and may be useful for you to learn if you’ll be returning to work and pumping, if you’re exclusively pumping, or if your partner will be… Continue Reading >