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Liquid vs. capsule? Alcohol-free? Tincture vs. tea?  Common questions about our milk supply products

Here are some answers to some common questions about our products to support milk supply:What are the advantages of a liquid extract over a dried herbal supplement or tea?Motherlove liquid extracts are made with only the highest quality certified organic herbs - picked and processed at peak potency. A liquid extract maintains this… Continue Reading >

Returning to Work? Yes, you CAN continue to exclusively breastfeed!

 We're pleased to share this guest post from Wendy Armbruster Bell.  Wendy is the Founder & Creative Director of Snugabell Mom & Baby Gear, creators of the PTPA Award-Winning PumpEase hands-free pumping bras. As the end of your maternity leave fast approaches, nursing mothers have a number of choices to maintain their breastfeeding… Continue Reading >

Tandem nursing? Here are some great resources

Are you pregnant and nursing?  Expecting to be nursing a newborn and a toddler?  Expecting twins?Tandem nursing is increasingly common practice, but resources for support and information can be hard to find.  We thought we’d share some of our favorite resources on tandem nursing.Adventures in Tandem Nursing.  The only book written on… Continue Reading >

Even if you don't plan to co-sleep, make sure your sleep surface is safe

In our recent podcast interview with Nancy Mohrbacher on night feedings and breastfed babies, she highlighted an important piece of advice:Even if you don’t plan on co-sleeping with your baby, make your sleep surface safe for co-sleeping.Why?  Because research has shown that about half of all babies end up sleeping in their parents’… Continue Reading >

“That’s not a beer bong, it’s a breastpump!” A podcast interview about breastfeeding on TV

What messages are we getting from TV about breastfeeding?  About who breastfeeding moms are?  About breastmilk?  And what do we learn about about what’s acceptable and what isn’t when it comes to breastfeeding?In this podcast interview with Dr. Katherine Foss, author of a number of articles on breastfeeding in the media (including… Continue Reading >

Breastfeeding symbols for toddlers, twins, pumping, and tandem nursing

  You’re probably familiar with the International Symbol for Breastfeeding, which was created through a Mothering Magazine competition in 2006. You now see it in a lot of public places, from restaurants to libraries to doctor’s offices!    Since that original design was released, creative people have come up with ‘hacks’ of… Continue Reading >

How the herbs in More Milk Plus complement each other

When you look at the label of our popular galactagogue More Milk Plus you might think that we simply combine several herbs which support milk supply.But More Milk Plus is much more thoughtfully designed than that.  We’ll explain.In the U.S., fenugreek is the most popular galactagogue herb and is the herb most recommended by lactation… Continue Reading >

Night nursing:  A podcast interview with Nancy Mohrbacher

Why did babies evolve to feed at night?  What’s reverse cycling?  Does topping off a baby at night make them sleep longer?  What are the best tips for getting sleep when your baby feeds at night?For this podcast, Tanya spoke with Nancy Mohrbacher, author of many books on breastfeeding, about night nursing.  It’s a topic covered in her… Continue Reading >

Baby refusing to nurse? Laid back and baby-led breastfeeding may help.

Finding that your baby won’t latch on - either from birth or after some time nursing - can be a frustrating and often devastating experience.  But new discoveries about babies’ innate instincts have given us new tools for helping bring a baby to the breast.There are many reasons why a baby might refuse to latch on, such as tongue tie,… Continue Reading >

Meet the healing herbs in our Diaper Rash and Thrush salve!

When your baby’s bum is red and painful, you want effective, safe relief.Our Diaper Rash and Thrush salve is an all-natural remedy for persistent, inflamed diaper rash, possibly caused by yeast.  It can also be used on mother’s nursing nipples to prevent thrush from being transferred to the milk ducts, and does not need to be washed off… Continue Reading >

Your tips for exclusive pumping moms

Are you an exclusively pumping mom?We asked fans on our Facebook page for their best tips on exclusive pumping, and here is what you told us!*Pumps and other supplies“Get a hands free bra or at least cut holes in a bra so you have free hands.” “Get extra parts.” “Consider getting bigger flanges.” “Store a nursing cover in your pump bag… Continue Reading >

"The women behind the hashtag lifted me up:" Mom-to-mom breastfeeding support in the digit

We’re very pleased to share an abridged excerpt from the new book, The Virtual Breastfeeding Culture: Mother-to-Mother Support in the Digital Age, by Lara Audelo.Have you benefited from the power of online mom-to-mom breastfeeding support?  Tamara’s story below is a testament to this power in making breastfeeding work.  Tamara’s… Continue Reading >