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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 increase 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 >




Herbs to minimize your c-section scar

Herbs can be a huge help in maintaining the health of your skin during pregnancy, soothing and preventing stretch marks.  But did you know that they can also help heal and minimize your cesarean scar? Here are some herbs which can applied topically - once your incision has fully healed and your health care provider approves - to assist… Continue Reading >




Meet our latest product:  Motherlove Tattoo Care!

Our new Motherlove Tattoo Care salve is the perfect product to soothe, moisturize, protect, and heal your new tattoo!Motherlove Tattoo Care is made with 100% certified organic ingredients and is handcrafted in Colorado using the same tried and true ingredients that have been in our products for over 20 years.This thoughtful formulation… 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 increase 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 >




Concerned about stretch marks?  Here are some natural ways to prevent and minimize them.

Stretch marks may be a rite of passage for most women in pregnancy - 75 to 90% of us get them.But stretch marks can sometimes be prevented or minimized with some simple, natural measures.How do stretch marks start and progress?  It’s no surprise that stretch marks in pregnancy are a result of the rapid stretching of the skin on your… 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 >




Meet the pampering and protective herbs in our Pregnant Belly Salve and Oil

Your pregnant belly deserves great care and attention, and our Pregnant Belly Salve and Pregnant Belly Oil are made with herbs which soothe, protect, and pamper.Our oil and salve helps prevent stretch marks and relieves the itch of stretching skin, using certified organic herbs.  Each herb offers unique soothing and protecting… 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 increase milk supply, as a food, and as a treatment for a variety of… Continue Reading >




Herbs to ease labor, birth, and recovery

Herbs can be very useful during labor and after birth to ease pain, calm emotions, and help speed recovery.  The herbs described below have been use for years by midwives and birthing women.* Blue cohosh and black cohosh are two herbs that work synergistically to bring on labor, but do not use them prior to 39 weeks of pregnancy.… Continue Reading >




Alfalfa:  Not just for sandwiches anymore!

Most of us know alfalfa from our sandwiches and salads.  But this familiar plant is also useful in increasing milk supply!Alfalfa is a many-branched plant with square stems and leaves composed of three leaflets.  It has blue to purple flowers turn into spiral coiled seedpods.  Alfalfa grows to a height of up to three feet, and its… Continue Reading >




Low milk supply - could it be your hormones?  A podcast interview with Lisa Marasco

We think many of you will be captivated by our latest podcast on hormones as a cause of low milk supply.Tanya spoke with Lisa Marasco, co-author of The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk and expert on hormones and milk supply about PCOS, diabetes, thyroid, obesity, endocrine disruptors, and many other topics.  Lisa answered… Continue Reading >




Witch Hazel can be a mom's best friend

Witch Hazel is an herb many mothers come to swear by after pregnancy and childbirth, and we thought we’d take a moment to share some details about this powerful (some mothers might say sanity saving!) plant.But first, what does this plant have to do with witches?  It’s likely an etymological mix-up, stemming from the Middle English term… Continue Reading >