Your Breast Milk and Motherlove Herbal Supplements
May 03, 2017
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 breastfeeding alongside complementary foods until the baby is two years or older.
Decades of research have shown that breast milk is a unique substance that cannot be duplicated artificially. It contains more than 100 nutritional components not found in infant formula that are critical to a baby’s brain function, and to their visual and auditory development. Breastfed babies have lower incidences of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), and receive antibodies to the many diseases to which their mothers have been exposed, helping to develop a strong immune system. Breast milk also provides protection against many illnesses and infections, and lowers the risk of obesity both in childhood and adolescence.
For nursing women, breastfeeding provides a wide range of benefits including lowering the risk of developing ovarian and breast cancers, as well as Type 2 Diabetes. It helps mothers return to their pre-pregnancy weight faster than women who formula feed, and makes a woman’s bones stronger thereby reducing the risk of osteoporosis. Breastfeeding is convenient, as you can feed your baby anywhere and at any time, without having to pack up bottles, sterilizing equipment, and formula.
Ultimately, the decision to breastfeed is yours. Motherlove believes new mothers should have access to information about the immediate and lifelong benefits breastfeeding can provide both to you and your baby; and we are dedicated to helping women with low milk supply provide the best start for their babies*.
Our safe and effective herbal formulas, made with certified organic herbs, help support a mother’s milk supply. Our liquid herbal extracts are certified USDA Organic, non-GMO, certified kosher, and go through extensive quality testing. They are manufactured in an FDA registered, GMP certified facility.
Motherlove offers the following herbal supplement blends for supporting milk supply:
More Milk Plus (fenugreek seed, blessed thistle, nettle leaf, fennel seed): Motherlove’s best-selling herbal lactation blend supporting breast milk supply for nursing mothers. Not for use during pregnancy.
More Milk Special Blend (blends the herbs in More Milk Plus with goat’s rue): Helps develop mammary tissue and support lactation for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a history of breast surgeries, and adoptive moms who want to nurse. Not for use during pregnancy.
More Milk (blessed thistle, nettle leaf, fennel seed): Formulated without fenugreek for those sensitive to this herb.
Not for use during pregnancy.
More Milk Two (raspberry leaf, nettle leaf, alfalfa leaf): For use when pregnant and breastfeeding an older child, or for support during tandem breastfeeding. Alcohol Free.
Motherlove’s single herb supplements include:
Fenugreek: A liquid extract of the most highly recommended herb to support breast milk supply. Alcohol free.
Not for use during pregnancy.
Goat’s Rue: Supports the development of mammary tissue allowing women to successfully breastfeed.
Malunggay (Moringa): Known as the “miracle tree,” malunggay is widely recognized for its nutritional benefits, and has been used for generations by breastfeeding women to support breast milk supply.
Shatavari: A rejuvenating Ayurvedic tonic that balances the female hormonal system, including fertility and breast milk production.
For breastfeeding resources, studies on the benefits of breastfeeding, pregnancy and breastfeeding products, visit www.motherlove.com.
*Low breast milk can be a result of many factors. We suggest you confer with a lactation consultant for help in determining the cause of your low milk supply.