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5 Ways to Reduce Your Holiday Waste

The winter holidays are just around the corner and here at Motherlove we love seeing our hometown of Fort Collins, Colorado prepare. There are beautiful white lights all throughout the downtown area and a lot of great local shops have some wonderful options for gifts. Another thing we love is that the city of Fort Collins is encouraging… Continue Reading >




Important Cues Your Baby is Giving You

As a new parent, it can be difficult to understand what your baby is trying to tell you with the many different behaviors they exhibit. But, once you start to figure it out and recognize what these cues mean, it’s very rewarding and can help deepen your bond with your baby. Once you understand their needs, it’s much easier to meet them —… Continue Reading >




How long can you store breastmilk?

We know that many of you pump your milk, either for work or for occasional times away from your babies. We also know that figuring out how long your milk can safely stay on the counter, in the fridge or a cooler, and in the freezer can be a confusing process. In an attempt to reduce the confusion, we looked at the many available breast… Continue Reading >




Negative emotions while breastfeeding?

Have you ever felt agitated while breastfeeding? Have you had negative thoughts or feelings? Do you feel anxious, angry, or trapped?These unwanted and unpleasant feelings are increasingly recognized and are now known as "breastfeeding aversion and agitation" (BAA). Mothers who experience this can feel guilt, shame, and fear about… Continue Reading >




Preparing to Settle in with Baby

You’ve brought your baby home and are ready to start an exciting new chapter in your life. Of course, managing the needs of a newborn as well as your own needs and those of your family can be challenging. Two key considerations to making your first few weeks with baby manageable (with no sleep!), are:Planning ahead for your baby’s… Continue Reading >