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Go to the Head of the Class – Graduation!

If you’ve just joined our little Go to the Head of the Organic Class FUNdamental educational campaign, please grab your backpack, put on your beanie and trot over to Preschool so you can see what all the fun is about! Take the exams, enter some contests, arm yourself with knowledge, and then come back here [...]

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Herbs for Healthy Breast Milk Production

Herbs for Healthy Breast Milk Production

Breastfeeding is the natural way to nurture a new baby, but sometimes the Milk of Momness needs Mother Nature’s help to flow freely. Galactagogues (‘galact’ or ‘galacto’ is the Greek prefix that means milk, and the suffix ‘agogos’ means flow) are nature’s herbal gifts to lactating women, and have been used for centuries to help increase milk supply.

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Stillbirth Q and A with Earth Mama Angel Baby

Stillbirth Q and A

Q: What is Stillbirth? A: Stillbirth is the death of an infant in-utero and past 20 completed gestational weeks. The majority of these deaths occur at or near full term — they are otherwise healthy babies that die shortly before or during birth. More than 26,000 babies are stillborn in the United States each year. Q: [...]

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Yarrow To The Rescue

While washing dishes a few nights ago I accidentally bounced my best Rachel Ray knife off my index finger. Since my hands were warm from the dishwater, the cut bled like I’d just opened the valve to Old Faithful. This isn’t the first time this has happened. Like all cooks busy hacking and chopping, I’ve [...]

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Nine Things Your Nipples Wish You Knew About Them

Nine Things Your Nipples Wish You Knew About Them

  1. When breastfeeding, don’t wash your nipples with soap! They have special ducts that secrete naturally lubricating, bacteria fighting oil. “What,” you say, “don’t wash?” No, of course hygiene is important, especially since bacteria and fungus thrive in dark, moist places like behind a breast pad. But rinsing and air drying with your regular [...]

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One for the Ladies: Lady’s Mantle

It’s winter time, and the perennial herbs lie dormant, gathering their strength to burst forth in all their glory come spring. Lady’s Mantle is one of those herbs, collecting itself to dependably reappear, to be used as a powerful protector for women during all stages of their adult lives, from menarche to menopause. Alchemilla vulgaris, [...]

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