Tips & Tricks

Are Your Supplements Still Good If They Have Been Frozen?

Now that it is officially winter, it is time to prep for colder weather! Did you order Motherlove supplements only to come home and find that they’ve been sitting on your cold porch all day? If your package is left on the porch and the capsules freeze, they are filled with liquid after all, don'... Continue Reading >

How to Take a Tincture

  If you’ve ever tried Motherlove’s lactation tinctures, you know they have a very strong taste! This is due to the high concentration of herbs and the inclusion of grain alcohol, which we use because it most effectively extracts the important herbal components a breastfeeding mom needs. If you a... Continue Reading >

10 Breastfeeding Myths

Written by Tanya, IBCLC     Over the years, Tanya, a lactation consultant, has heard quite a few ‘tips’ about breastfeeding, some more beneficial than others! Here are 10 misconceptions about breastfeeding—have you received similar advice? 1. You should toughen up your nipples before breastfeedi... Continue Reading >

Can I take both Goat’s Rue and Malunggay?

We often get asked if women can take more than one of our supplements at the same time. While none of our supplements are designed to be taken in conjunction with each other, many of them can be taken together. One combination that we often hear about is taking both Goat's Rue and Malunggay, als... Continue Reading >

Tender Tush? Some Tips for Taking Care of Your Perineum After Birth

Taking care of your sore bottom can be a bit of a job in the early days after your baby’s birth.  Here are some simple things you can do to soothe muscles and prepare for what many call the ‘4th trimester’. Remember, you got this mama!   Cold compresses— Many moms use ice packs to reduce swellin... Continue Reading >

Motherlove Is About Nurturing, So We Take Care of Our People

Motherlove is proud to be recognized by B Corp as a 2018 Best for the World: Changemakers company! This article originally appeared online at B the Change.   Since our founding in the late 1980s, Motherlove Herbal Company has focused on nurturing. You will even find the word in our tagline: “Nurt... Continue Reading >

Tinctures vs. capsules? Liquid vs. dried herbs? Common questions about our milk supply products.

  Every day, Motherlove staff members answer questions about our products on the phone, via email, and on social media. We are happy to be of service to the moms who use our products! But, to make things even easier, here are some responses to questions we often receive. What is the difference b... Continue Reading >

Why Does My Tincture Taste Different?

If you've tried a few different blends, you will notice each product may have a unique taste. For example, More Milk Special Blend in the traditional alcohol-based tincture will have a sharp taste due to the alcohol and herbal constituents. However, the alcohol-free version will have a slightly s... Continue Reading >

How to Grow Your Company While Protecting the Environment

Motherlove is proud to be recognized by B Corp as a 2018 Best for the World: Changemakers company! This article originally appeared online at B the Change. It is exciting to watch your company grow. You look around and see new faces, new products, new locations and, you hope, you see your profit... 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 >

Using Goat’s Rue to Support Your Milk Supply

Goat’s rue (Galega officinalis) is an herb which has been long used to support milk supply. It is often recommended by lactation consultants, and we at Motherlove love it so much that we even grow it on our own farm, where this photograph was taken. You may be wondering, what's so special about t... Continue Reading >

Why Did My Milk Come in Late?

Written by Tanya, IBCLC   You've given birth and are waiting for your milk to come in.  And waiting. And waiting.   For those of us who find that our milk has come in late - generally defined as later than 72 hours after birth - it can be a frustrating and puzzling experience.   So, what are the ... Continue Reading >