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Tips to prepare for tandem nursing

Tandem nursing was something I set out to do before I even became pregnant with my second son. I thought it sounded romantic. It sounded easy. It turned out to be over-whelming and one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. Many women will end up nursing multiple children through pregnancies and beyond whether they choose to or they… Continue Reading >




Our favorite reference books and websites

In our work crafting herbal products to support the mothering journey, we've come to rely on certain books and websites for key information. These books and websites are like trusted friends - sharing wisdom and insight on topics close to our hearts.  We turn to them again and again.We are happy to share our list of favorites with you… Continue Reading >




Breastfeeding on Campus?

Are you a college or university student and breastfeeding?  Do you feel that your institution is supportive of breastfeeding and pumping?There are efforts on campuses around the country to make lactation accommodations a reality, but the success stories aren't well known. That's why we're very pleased to share an interview with the… Continue Reading >




Milk supply mystery? Use the milk supply equation to solve it.

If you're struggling with a milk supply problem,* you may be also be struggling to figure out why.  And answering that question is important, since knowing the source of the problem allows you to target your treatment to the cause.  But figuring out the "why" isn't always that easy.That's why we love the milk supply equation.In The… Continue Reading >




Milk supply mystery?  Could it be insufficient glandular tissue?

We're very pleased to share an excerpt from the new book, Finding Sufficiency: Breastfeeding with Insufficient Glandular Tissue by Diana Cassar-Uhl.  Insufficient Glandular Tissue (IGT) often creates serious breastfeeding challenges, yet it remains poorly recognized.  We're thrilled that this book is available to help mothers, and hope you… Continue Reading >




I’ve got milk supply problems, now what?

You're worried that you might have low milk supply.  What do you do now?*First, make sure that supply is really the issue.  Since there are  many things that can make your supply seem low when it isn't, it's important to figure out if supply is really the problem.Second, if supply is the issue, try to figure out the cause(s).  Getting… Continue Reading >




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 >