Archive for August, 2011

Podcast: Lactation After Baby Loss

We’re very pleased to share an interview on the rarely discussed issue of lactation after the loss of a baby.

Tanya Lieberman, IBCLC talked with Jessica Wellborn, a graduate student who studied milk donation after perinatal loss.  She is the donor coordinator at the Mothers’ Milk Bank of San Jose.

Tanya and Jessica talked about the experience of lactation after mothers lose babies – either in pregnancy, at birth, or as infants – and the range of feelings and challenges it rasies.  This is a poorly recognized issue, and we’re happy to spread the word about it.

Tanya, in partnership with her local loss support group, also helped to prepare a brochure for mothers who have experience a loss, and we’re happy to share it here.

You can listen to this podcast with the player below, listen with Quicktime, or download it at our free iTunes store.

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When is a diaper rash more than a rash?

When is a diaper rash more than irritated skin?

According to Dr. Sears, a rash which is “red, raised, patchy rash with sharp borders, mostly over the genitalia but with satellite spots sprinkled around the diaper area,” may be a result of an overgrowth of yeast.  Yeast rashes are more common after antibiotic use.  If your baby has a prolonged diaper rash which doesn’t respond to treatment with barrier creams, it may be yeast and require a different approach.

If you suspect a yeast rash, try our Diaper Rash and Thrush salve.  It’s an all-natural herbal solution for persistent, inflamed diaper rash. It can also be used on your nipples if they’re yeast-infected, and does not need to be washed off prior to nursing.  It’s diaper safe and compatible with all diapers including cloth.

Our Diaper Rash and Thrush salve has a zero rating (zero toxins) on EWG’s Skin Deep database and is made with 96% certified organic ingredients.

Soothe summer itches with our Green Salve.

We’re savoring the last few weeks of summer – the long days and warm nights, eating outside, and the chance for kids to run free.

As you know, along with summer fun can come a whole lot of itching.  Scratches and cuts, bug bites, poison ivy, and rashes may be a summer ritual, but they don’t have to slow you or your kids down.

Our organic, all natural Green Salve is the perfect remedy for the summer itches.  It quickly and effectively takes the itch out of insect bites, bee stings and poison ivy. It soothes and eases the discomforts of rashes, chapped and irritated skin.  We think it’s a must for every home.

Our Green Salve contains extra virgin olive oil, beeswax, plantain herb, comfrey herb, marshmallow root, and calendula flower.  Plantain herb is known as “nature’s band aid” because it is excellent for healing wounds and drawing out toxins or objects embedded in the skin such as splinters or glass.   Comfrey herb is nicknamed “knitbone,” as it quickly heals wounds, keeps them free from infection, and prevents scarring.  Marshmallow root softens skin and soothes skin irritations, boils, stings, and runny sores.  And calendula is an all purpose skin healing herb used to stop bleeding, wash wounds, heal cuts, abscesses, rashes, boils, chapped skin, and eczema.

Motherlove’s Green Salve has a zero rating (zero toxins) on EWG’s skin deep database and is made with 100% certified organic ingredients.

We recommend applying Green Salve to affected area several times daily to help relieve itch, rash, or chapped and irritated skin.

A collection of classic Sesame Street videos on breastfeeding

Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

We thought we’d celebrate (in addition to sponsoring several events) by sharing this collection of classic Sesame Street videos which show breastfeeding.  Enjoy!

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