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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 >

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 >

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's 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 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 >

How Long Should I Use Motherlove Supplements?

This is a very common question we get here at Motherlove, but there really isn't an easy answer since every mother is different. In general, this is what we recommend. We know many mothers who have taken our supplements the entire time they breastfeed but we also know many women who have success... Continue Reading >

2018 studies confirm the power of breastfeeding

Written by Tanya, IBCLC    Each year brings new research findings about the power of breastfeeding and breastmilk, and 2018 was no exception.  Below are some of the highlights in breastfeeding research this year.  You can see the 2017 research, too! Breastfeeding may offer some protection agains... Continue Reading >

meet the pampering and soothing herbs in our pregnant belly salve and oil

Your pregnant belly deserves great care and attention, and our Pregnant Belly Salve and Pregnant Belly Oil are made with herbs which soothe and pamper.   Our oil and salve help prevent stretch marks and relieve the itch of stretching skin, using USDA Certified Organic herbs. Each herb offers uni... Continue Reading >

What Can I Use for My C-Section Scar?

As many moms know, a c-section scar is a lasting reminder of your baby arriving via a caesarean delivery. While Motherlove doesn’t make a specific salve to use on a c-section scar, we actually recommend using Motherlove’s Nipple Cream after the incision has fully healed! Though this softening sa... Continue Reading >