Calcium – its role for lactation

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...

Premenstrual Dip in Milk Supply

Premenstrual Dip in Milk Supply

At about 3 – 4 months postpartum, some mothers get their first period. The taste of their milk changes temporarily and their supply can take a dip. Afterward, her periods might recur in their monthly rhythm, or they may remain several months apart and only slowly...

A Tour of my Galactagogue Garden in mid-Spring

It's the end of May, and I'm letting weeds grow out so I can identify what grows here and learn how to use them: wild mustard, wild lettuce, horsetail, sow's thistle and more. I put together this little film as a first try - if the summer fires allow, I'll spend time...

Galactagogue Garden 2 – Buying Starters

Galactagogue Garden 2 – Buying Starters

Join my little shopping spree for lactogenic plant starters at the very start of spring.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh8ux29RQUM&feature=youtu.be

“Liquid Food” for milk supply

“Liquid Food” for milk supply

Sometimes drinking can be easier (quicker, less fuss) than eating after childbirth. Beverages that are "tweaked" with spices and ingredients that support milk supply have been loved by mothers around the world: lactation teas, grain-drinks, smoothies, nut-milks,...

Who has time to cook?

Who has time to cook?

The problem with milk-building and colic-reducing remedies is that moms are too exhausted from milk supply struggles or from dealing with their baby's colic to cook -- or sometimes even to eat! Work with me and we'll make it all easy -- or at least, make it...

The Impact of Gluten-Sensitivity on the Lactogenic Diet

The Impact of Gluten-Sensitivity on the Lactogenic Diet

The Impact of Gluten-Sensitivity on the Lactogenic Diet Wide-spread gluten sensitivity has developed due to changes in commercial wheat. While not actually genetically modified, wheat has been bred to contain increased levels of gluten, which is the "gluey" protein in...

Best herbal galactagogue for the week after childbirth

Best herbal galactagogue for the week after childbirth

What is the best herb to support milk supply after childbirth? While looking at records of herbalism around the world, I kept bumping into this information: Stinging Nettle tea after birth. Nettle (Urtica dioica) contains iron to help a mother build new red blood...

The Healing Journey

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...

Diet is better than Drugs for ADHD

Diet is better than Drugs for ADHD

Diet for ADHD? Today I saw this discussed in an article titled: Study: Diet May Help ADHD Kids More Than Drugs The article, hosted on NPR.com, is from 2011. That's five years ago. Yet -- how many parents and their doctors know that they might prevent or treat ADHD if...