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Top Benefits + Uses for Beeswax in Natural Skin Care
Beeswax is a very versatile natural substance with many uses for the home, skin, and health. It comes from the worker honeybees as they build their home. Not only does beeswax have an important function within the beehive, it also...
Will Fennel Seed Increase Your Milk Supply?
Foeniculum vulgare, also known as fennel, is an herb that people have used for healing and cooking for many years. It is a sweet licorice- or anise-flavored spice and can be traced back to the ancient Egyptian times. For more...
Herbs to Increase Breast Milk Supply Naturally
Breastfeeding has been shown to have many benefits for the health and development of babies. Breast milk is uniquely ideal for the nutritional needs of infants and can strengthen the baby's immune system, protecting against some diseases. (1) However, some...
Combining Formula Feeding and Breastfeeding: What to Know
Supplementing is where you give your baby formula and breast milk. It’s quite safe to do, and most families choose a combination feeding style. This can happen because of necessity (you’ve got a low milk supply), convenience (you want to...
Why Is Shatavari Good for Breastfeeding?
Lactating moms require nutritious food that will help their bodies repair themselves after birth and produce plenty of breast milk to feed the baby. Some nursing moms find that they don’t produce enough breast milk, even though they are eating...
Can You Breastfeed With Pierced Nipples?
In a world where piercings, tattooing, and other body modifications are becoming more and more popular, the question of whether breastfeeding with pierced nipples is safe becomes more relevant. Many women have successfully breastfed with pierced nipples, and many have...
Soothing Benefits of Chamomile for Sleep, Skin, and More
Chamomile is a familiar herb to many, and chamomile tea is a popular non-caffeinated herbal drink known to help with sleep. While chamomile is one of the best herbs to use for a good night's rest, there are many more...
How To Increase Your Milk Supply With Alfalfa Leaf
There are a variety of methods for breastfeeding women to increase their low supply of breast milk. One way to do that is to use breastfeeding herbs. You’ll find many options out there, and one of them is alfalfa. However,...
Top Herbs and Home Remedies for Sore Muscles
Muscle aches happen for many reasons: exercise, sleeping in the wrong position, sickness, and so on. It can be a pain (literally) to deal with, but there are a good number of helpful herbs and home remedies to ease sore...
How Much Milk Is Really Needed Before Returning to Work?
Whether you just had your baby or you’re a few weeks away from going back to work, you’re worried about storing enough breast milk. A quick Google search is all you need to freak out even more because there are...
5+ Powerful Health Benefits of Red Clover
Red clover is a common plant often seen growing in meadows, along roadsides, and in backyards. While some would call it a weed, red clover actually has many uses and benefits. Farmers use it as a cover crop or as...
What is Mastitis?
Your breasts are bound to be tender and slightly swollen once they start filling with milk. To new mothers who are breastfeeding for the first time, you might think that a lot of pain and tenderness is normal—but it’s not....
Dealing with Your Period While Breastfeeding
Every woman knows that menstruation is important for pregnancy and fertility, but they may be surprised to learn that breastfeeding can affect their periods and vice-versa. When you miss a period, it could be a sign of pregnancy, and you...
Benefits of Damiana: A Natural Aphrodisiac
People have used herbs as natural aphrodisiacs since ancient times. One such herb is called damiana, which also has several other health benefits. Believed to have first been used by civilizations like the Aztecs, Mayans, and Guaycura, damiana leaf has...
What You Need to Know About Lochia (Postpartum Bleeding)
Once you have given birth to your baby, you may be hoping that everything you went through over the past nine months will evaporate so you can bounce back to normal. Unfortunately, there are plenty of postpartum symptoms that you...
Benefits of Yarrow: Women's Herb and "Cure-All"
Yarrow is one of the oldest and most widely used medicinal herbs. It looks ordinary enough, but despite an unassuming appearance, yarrow hides a wide range of health benefits. Although some mistakenly view it as a weed, yarrow has earned...
Foods That Increase Breast Milk Supply
Many nursing mothers feel that they don’t produce enough breast milk for their babies and want to increase their supply. This worry is quite common and natural because you want the best for your baby. However, it’s often not a...
How To Boost Your Immune System Naturally With Herbs
Fall and winter are typically the time of year when you might start thinking about how to boost your immune system. The holiday season can bring fun times and family togetherness, but it also brings coughing, sneezing, sore throats, and...
Healing Benefits of Oatstraw and Milky Oats
The healthy nature of oats and oatmeal are pretty well-known. But there's a lesser known part of the plant called oatstraw that is used medicinally and has many healing benefits. While the common oat is a popular cereal grain, oatstraw...
How Do You Treat A Milk Blister?
Many women who choose to breastfeed their baby will encounter discomforts. One of those is called a nipple bleb or milk blister. Some people will use bleb and blister interchangeably, but while the two conditions are related, they are not...
How to Get Rid of Cradle Cap: Simple Home Remedies
Cradle cap, sometimes known as crib cap, is a common skin condition in babies. Though not contagious and mostly harmless, it can look like an alarming skin disease. If you've noticed odd looking patches on your baby's head or thick...