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Prolactin and the Importance of Nighttime Nursing or Pumping

Written by Wendy, IBCLC Waking up to nurse your baby can be exhausting. After a while, most of us mamas get used to it, and babies and toddlers do eventually outgrow the need to nurse at night (when that is varies widely!). But when you are in it, it is so easy to feel irritated, defeated … and ... Continue Reading >

How to Navigate the Return to Work as a Breastfeeding Mom

Written by Wendy, IBCLC Returning to work as a breastfeeding mom can be so difficult. Separating from your baby for the first time may be extremely emotional; figuring out how to pump, maintain your milk supply, and ensure sure that your workplace gives you adequate accommodations can be very st... Continue Reading >

Spring has Sprung at the Motherlove Farm & Office!

  It is finally starting to feel like spring at Motherlove’s home in Colorado. The trees are budding, our Herb Farmer is tending the land, and even our office staff are getting on board with the change in season. Many of our staff members are preparing their gardens for planting and we even have ... Continue Reading >

Selecting Your Birth Team

Written by Sarah, IBCLC, CD, CBE Doula, Midwife, Obstetrician – Getting to know your birthing team options You’re expecting – congratulations! Ah, but now you are conflicted with selecting your birth team, your birth plan, and probably a million other things that pop into your head once that pre... Continue Reading >

How Nipple Cream is Made

  Motherlove began making our award-winning Nipple Cream in 1995. At that time, our founder Kathryn harvested the herbs from her own property and made the salve in crock pots in her kitchen. While the recipe for Nipple Cream hasn’t changed much since then, the demand, and therefore the methods of... Continue Reading >

The Amazing Benefits of Malunggay (Moringa)

The benefits of breastfeeding are widely studied and well-known. Babies who are exclusively breastfed have lower rates of respiratory infections, asthma, eczema, diarrhea, ear infections, and obesity, just to name a few. However, many women do not exclusively breastfeed for six months, as recomme... Continue Reading >

Different Flange Size for Each Breast?

No two breasts are the same so don’t assume your pump flanges should be the same size! All breast pumps come with at least one set of breast flanges, also known as breast shields, averaging in size from 24-27 millimeters. However, did you know that it is extremely common for a person to need di... Continue Reading >

Looking for a Baby Shower Gift?

Are you or a loved one expecting in 2019? Getting ready for a new baby is an exciting, but often overwhelming time. There seems to be a never-ending list of items that a new mom needs – blankets, clothes, toys, furniture, and accessories. However, most of the typical baby shower gifts are for th... Continue Reading >

from travel to trees—how motherlove offsets our carbon

It is no secret that Motherlove cares for our environment — we are a Certified B Corp, we run on solar energy, we limit our use of plastic, and we love introducing more sustainable practices in our office every day, like eliminating paper napkins and straws. Another practice that we have had in ... Continue Reading >

why no lanolin in motherlove nipple cream?

When we talk about our best-selling Nipple Cream, we often say it’s ‘lanolin free’. This frequently raises the question, “why?”. Lanolin is in some widely available and well-known creams, so why did we choose to omit this common ingredient? What is lanolin? Lanolin is a natural wax coating on sh... Continue Reading >

ten more breastfeeding myths

Written by Tanya, IBCLC    A few months ago we shared some ten common myths about breastfeeding. Unfortunately, there are many more worrisome myths about breastfeeding and we thought we'd debunk another ten below.  Breastfeeding makes your hair fall out. It's common to lose more hair than usual ... Continue Reading >

when should i start taking a breastfeeding supplement to support my milk supply?

When preparing for baby, there can be a lot of planning going on - the nursery, the hospital bag, the diaper bag essentials and often, mothers who are choosing to breastfeed, want to prepare for that as well. This leads us to one of our most commonly asked questions, “when should I start taking ... Continue Reading >