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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 >




How do I take Motherlove products to support my milk supply?

Not sure how to take Motherlove products* to support your milk supply?  Here are our answers to some common questions:How much of my Motherlove product should I take?Liquid Extracts Under 175 lbs: 1 ml - 4 times per day Over 175 lbs: 2 mls - 3 times per dayCapsules Under 175 lbs: 1 capsule 4 times per day Over 175 lbs: 2 capsules 3… Continue Reading >




Breastfeeding without birthing: A podcast on breastfeeding after adoption or surrogacy

We're very pleased to share a new podcast interview with Alyssa Schnell, author of Breastfeeding Without Birthing. Alyssa talked with Tanya about what it' s like to breastfeed an adopted baby or a baby born via surrogacy.  They discussed inducing lactation, latching and attaching, and even the baby's need to grieve the loss of their birth… Continue Reading >




What is power pumping?

Ever heard of power pumping?  Some moms swear by it for increasing milk supply.Power pumping (also called cluster pumping) is pumping in a series of ten minute sessions - ten minutes pumping, ten minutes off - over the course of an hour, one session each day.  It’s typically used when mothers experience a temporary dip in supply, not as… Continue Reading >




Nettle:  It may sting, but it's a friend to your milk supply

While stinging nettle can be painful to touch, it’s a plant that is very friendly to a mother’s milk supply!There are many species of nettle, but stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is probably the best known.  It’s native to much of the world, and has long been used as to support milk supply, as a food, and as a treatment for a variety of… Continue Reading >




Breast massage: What is it, why do it, and is it necessary?

Have you heard about breast massage?It’s a traditional practice in Japan and some other Asian countries, and it’s used in a number of different forms here.  But what is it, and why do it?  And is it necessary?In Japan breast massage is practiced to increase breastmilk quantity and “quality.”  There, it is performed by specially… Continue Reading >




Uncovering "First Food Deserts:"  A podcast interview with Kimberly Seals Allers

Have you heard the term “food desert?”  It means a place where people have poor access to stores selling healthy food.  As a result, residents of these communities are hard pressed to eat in a way that supports their health.Now let’s think about how that term applies to the first food, breastmilk.  In order for babies to have access to… Continue Reading >