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9 Tips For Maximizing Your Pumping Output

Written by Wendy, IBCLC Moms who pump for their babies are superheroes, in my book. Pumping isn’t always easy, and it’s normal to run into challenges along the way: finding time to pump, getting adequate support, and balancing breastfeeding and pumping. Yet as moms, we find that one of the most... Continue Reading >

Five Tips for Getting Rid of a Painful Bleb (Milk Blister)

If you've ever had a bleb (also known as a milk blister) you know that they can be both painful and difficult to get rid of.  They can also lead to plugged ducts because they prevent milk from exiting the breast normally.   A bleb is a little white spot on the tip of the nipple that can look lik... Continue Reading >

Drink Up! There is No Need to Limit Your Liquid Intake

Have you ever looked closely at the Suggested Use found on the back of Motherlove’s supplements? If so, you’ll notice that it says, “for maximum effectiveness, avoid taking with more than 1-2 oz. of water.” This language was added to our products years ago because there was a concern that taking... Continue Reading >

Is Pumping Causing You Pain?

Written by Tanya, IBCLC Pumping should not hurt. And since few of us would say we enjoy logging hours with our pumps, painful pumping can feel like adding injury to insult.Unfortunately, discomfort while pumping is fairly common. Research has found that about 27% of mothers found pumping uncomfor... Continue Reading >

Optimal Positions for Labor and Birth

By Sarah, IBCLC, CD, CBE   Let’s face it, labor is hard work and requires creativity and instinct to help move the process along. Giving birth is not a sedentary sport.  Active involvement can lessen your birth time, reduce pain and decrease the need for medications. Overall satisfaction with th... Continue Reading >

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 >