Amaranth: Whole Plant Resource for Milk Supply

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...

Vitamin D VIDEOS reporting Research and Practice with Covid-19

Vitamin D VIDEOS reporting Research and Practice with Covid-19

Talk to your doctor, have your vitamin D levels checked, and change your diet and take supplements if needed. See my post here for more information. In this post, I'll focus on videos specifically about the use of Vitamin D and Covid-19. I'll add them on as they come...

Vitamin D, Covid, Milk Supply, Immunity

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]...

Starting Sweet Potato Slips

Starting Sweet Potato Slips

In my attic office, next to a south-facing window, I'm setting up sweet potato slips. Instead of growing them, I could just buy sweet potato slips in the garden center in the second week of May. But because it's doable and fun, I'm growing them myself. One method is...

Invitation to Group Sessions

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

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?

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....

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

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...

A Poem for Gardening Mothers

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...