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Supporting a Positive Nursing Experience With Relaxation Tips and Herbal Breastfeeding Supplements

When breastfeeding is going well, it can be one of life’s most fulfilling experiences. When it is not, it can be extremely frustrating for mom and sometimes for baby as well. There are times when a number of factors can add up, leaving a new mother worried that her breastfeeding journey will continue to be difficult. These factors can… Continue Reading >




Your Breast Milk and Motherlove Herbal Supplements

 Breast milk is the most complete food for babies, containing the perfect balance of nutrients that are essential for a baby’s growth and development. Many experts, including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the World Health Organization (WHO), recommend that women breastfeed exclusively for six months and continue… Continue Reading >




Dip in milk supply? Try a babymoon.

Even when nursing is going well and you've settled into a good routine, things can happen that cause your supply to dip. Things like going back to work, your period returning, or coming down with a case of mastitis. All of these circumstances (among others) can cause your supply to suddenly decline.There is a simple, low-tech fix for… Continue Reading >




Could iron deficiency be harming your milk supply?

If you’re iron-deficient after having your baby, you are not alone. It is estimated that up to one in four women experience iron-deficiency after giving birth.Low iron levels can make life – let alone life parenting a new baby – very difficult. Symptoms of iron deficiency can include feeling weak and tired, feeling dizzy or cranky,… Continue Reading >




The Galactagogue Recipe Book

For those of you looking to eat your way to a more robust milk supply, The Galactagogue Recipe Book may be the guide you're looking for!Written by a pharmacist and cook husband-and-wife team, this book contains over 200 recipes that include galactogenic herbs and grains. Each herb and grain is identified as either a major or minor… Continue Reading >




Pump more milk with hands-on pumping

It's one of the best kept secrets in the world of breastfeeding: using your hands when you pump can produce up to 50% more milk!A technique called "hands-on pumping," researched by Dr. Jane Morton at Stanford University, is a simple and effective way to produce more milk when you pump. Dr. Morton discovered this while investigating ways… Continue Reading >




Could a placental issue be the cause of your milk supply problems?

Unless you've encapsulated your placenta, you probably haven't given it too much thought since your birth. But did you know that your placenta plays a key role in the development of your milk supply? Here are three lesser known ways that your placenta can affect your breastfeeding experience:Retained placental fragments. The delivery of… Continue Reading >




Milk Supply False Alarms

When you're breastfeeding - especially for the first time - it can be hard to keep worries about milk supply at bay. Is my baby getting enough? Why does she want to nurse so frequently? Will I be able to pump enough?The belief that you aren't making enough milk when you actually are is common enough that there is a name for… Continue Reading >




Decreasing formula while building your supply

You've had low milk supply, and you've had to supplement with formula.  But you're working hard to increase your milk supply, and are seeing some progress. This can be a tricky point in your breastfeeding journey.  Wean from formula too quickly and your baby may not gain enough weight.  Wean for formula too slowly and you risk… Continue Reading >




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 >




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 >