Self-Sufficiency Gardening –

Milk-supply supporting

Sprouts, Microgreens,

Veggies, Fruit, Berries

A Mother’s Garden of Galactagogues 

available on amazon

and wherever books are sold.


Sow thistle – a multi-purpose “weed” that is a galactagogue

Would you believe that this ugly weed that overruns gardens and fields is used by nursing mothers to support their milk supply? Sow Thistle - Super Food for Moms Recently, while writing on A Mother’s Garden of Galactagogues, I learned that the Sow Thistle is highly...

Amaranth: Whole Plant Resource for Milk Supply

  Amaranth as Food In traditional societies, the roots, stalks, leaves and seeds of amaranth are valued as medicine and food.  In the West, we are only familiar with its tiny seeds that are cooked like rice, or ground into flour for baking.  The seeds are an extremely...

A Poem for Gardening Mothers

Blue Borage Time Your furry leaves and blue starflowers Summon bees at all the hours, Throughout spring and throughout summer, Summon all the honey mummers.   How their nimble legs alight Upon your blossoms’ azure shade, They stop and nip your sticky dew, Then fly...

Galactagogue Garden 2 – Buying Starters

Join my little shopping spree for lactogenic plant starters at the very start of spring.

 Healing Postpartum Overwhelm, Birth Trauma, Breastfeeding Grief

When mothers cannot shake off feelings of loss, guilt, failure, shame, sadness, and similar feelings, we truly suffer.

Some of us feel as though permanently stuck in a deep state of grief or sorrow, which no one else understands.

In 2013, I certified in Mindfulness-based Hypnotherapy. I learned a set of tools that can help mothers recover their confidence and joy – quickly and lastingly.

This book takes the reader through the essential steps of this healing process.


Brain-Body-Mind Blog

Invitation to Group Sessions

Join our Intimate Group Sessions - Heal those festering feelings It can take months or years to heal from breastfeeding grief - the trauma from our nursing struggles. Some mothers never heal. I've worked with mothers whose children are 3 - 6 years old, and whose...

A Poem about Healing from Breastfeeding Grief

Love and Nourishment are One I still need to hold you near and feel your dear mouth close about that tender part of me where no milk flows. This sacred thing that should have been, this rite of every mother, will not now, nor ever be a bond, one to the other. Yet...

Are One-on-One Sessions, or Group Sessions better for you?

Hello! I am Hilary Jacobson, CCHT. I have been helping mothers heal from breastfeeding grief and birth trauma since 2013. My book Healing Breastfeeding Grief has inspired mothers and healthcare providers around the world. I give individual sessions and group sessions....

The Healing Journey

When mothers are overcome by birth trauma or breastfeeding struggles and grief, we need help and understanding — but finding the right person to listen ,is not always possible. My book, Healing Breastfeeding Grief, was written with this in mind: to guide mothers...

 The ORIGINAL Book about Milk-Supporting Foods and Herbs

In Mother Food, I aimed to include the entire range of information as far as how diet influences milk supply, digestion, energy, the immune system, and also influences our baby’s development.

I couldn’t imagine offering mothers less than what we actually need to know–that means everything I would have wanted and needed to know as a new mother.

Obviously, today, were I to create a new edition (I might), I would include much additional information. (Some of that information is in the Gardening Book.)

Yet, these many years later, Mother Food continues to be a rare resource and valued reference book. It continues to be recommended by lactation consultants and used by mothers to improve multiple parts of their health and mothering experience.



“Mother Food” Blog

Vitamin D, Covid, Milk Supply, Immunity

I periodically refine and refocus my articles, so check back here for updates or sign up for Hilary's Newsletter to be notified. Immune-Boosting Supplements for Covid – and also for Milk Production Since the start of the pandemic in early 2020, the doctors I follow[i]...

Food Molecules pass from Mom to Baby: one cause of Infant Colic and Infant Allergy

.Nursing mothers often ask if the food they eat might be triggering their baby's fussiness, digestive discomfort, and allergies. The answer is a cautious yes - quite possibly. We know that during pregnancy, large molecules from food can pass from a mother's intestine...

Calcium – its role for lactation

   Apricots — one of our strongest lactogenic fruit, and especially rich in calcium. Calcium and magnesium work together to maintain healthy nerves, strong muscles, and a rhythmic heartbeat. In the brain, they promote neural activity and act as a natural...

The History of Beer as a Galactagogue

To my readers - I apologize that I have not found the time to polish this article since updating the website.   Starting in Sumer   The beer used by breastfeeding mothers historically to increase milk supply is different from the beer we drink today, though...