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What in the World is Wharton’s Jelly?

Written by Sarah, IBCLC, Doula No one ever really talks about the belly button.  Its significance, purpose, and overall function is pretty vague.  As babies and toddlers, we are taught about it as a body part, “touch your nose…touch your belly button”. Mostly just to see that we know the names a... Continue Reading >

Sitz Bath Spray - A Hospital Must-Have!

Getting ready for a new baby is an exciting, but often overwhelming time. There seems to be a never-ending list of items for baby – blankets, clothes, toys, furniture, and accessories. But what about your postpartum needs?  In our experience at Motherlove, we find that new moms often aren’t give... Continue Reading >

Meet the Herbs in our Diaper Balm Salve!

When your baby’s irritated, you want nothing more than to make them feel better.  Our Diaper Balm is an all-natural salve to provide quick and effective relief. Made with 96% certified organic and cruelty-free ingredients, it is safe for newborns and compatible with all diapers, including cloth d... Continue Reading >

Breastmilk Popsicles: A Summer Must!

popsicles molds from Nuby, or use a simple ice cube tray. The Nuby molds are great because they have big handle grips that make it easy for your little one to hold onto. If using an ice cube tray, you can fill up the ice cube molds halfway and place either plastic spoons in each mold or use a pac... Continue Reading >

Sponsoring the Great Cloth Diaper Change with Motherlove’s Cloth Diaper Safe Diaper Balm

For the past 8 years, the annual Great Cloth Diaper Change (GCDC) has been bringing families together to help promote the benefits of cloth diapering. In 2011, a Guinness World Record was set when 5,026 babies simultaneously had their cloth diapers changed at 127 locations across the world. In 20... 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 th... Continue Reading >

Calendula: From Farm to Product

Calendula is in a number of our body care products, such as Nipple Cream, Diaper Balm and Green Salve, for good reason. Calendula is well known for its soothing effects as it helps heal chapped skin, wash wounds and reduce swelling. We recently touted its amazing properties in our post about our ... Continue Reading >

The Benefits of Baby Sign Language

Have you considered teaching your baby to sign for ‘Mommy’s Milk’ or any other basic signs? In recent years, the growing trend of teaching babies sign language has become increasingly popular, and for good reason. The natural inclination for babies to gesture and express themselves is innate, an... 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!),... Continue Reading >

Common Toddler Breastfeeding Problems

So you’re nursing a toddler, huh? I bet you didn’t even plan to do that! So many of us just find ourselves doing it. And when we find ourselves here we find there are whole host of new obstacles to overcome. Breastfeeding a toddler or small child is nothing like breastfeeding a newborn. I have fo... Continue Reading >

Painful procedure for your baby? Breastfeeding to the rescue!

Painful procedures – from newborn heel sticks to vaccines – are an unfortunate, but common experience for babies. Fortunately, nursing moms have a secret weapon against pain: breastfeeding. As a recent comprehensive analysis of ten studies concluded, breastfeeding reduces pain in babies during va... Continue Reading >

Nurtured and Nuzzled: A new children’s book on nursing

A few years ago, we shared our list of children's books on breastfeeding. At the time, we noted that for many years there were few children’s books that portrayed breastfeeding but happily, that number has recently grown. Today we are pleased to share a new addition to that list: Nurtured and Nuz... Continue Reading >