pain during breastfeeding

Is Pain During Breastfeeding Normal During The First Few Weeks?

Is It Normal To Experience Pain Breastfeeding? You’ve probably heard this common myth:  It’s normal for breastfeeding in the first week or so after delivery to be painful? This is absolutely not true!  A bit of tenderness perhaps but breastfeeding certainly should not hurt! Breastfeeding Should Not Hurt Our advice is to try to throw […]

Scientific Evidence that Herbs Increase Milk Supply

Scientific Evidence that Herbs Increase Breastmilk Supply

Good Scientific Evidence Meets Traditional Wisdom Are you looking for evidence that herbs increase breastmilk production ? We LOVE it when science confirms what generations of wise people have known for ages. Our ancestors studied plant medicine in a number of ways, much of which was learned by direct observation and relationship with local, native […]

Freezing Breastmilk

Breastmilk Storage – Freezing Breastmilk

Freezing Breastmilk Mamas re-entering the workforce or those who pump their breastmilk for a variety of reasons are often curious about whether long term freezer storage of breastmilk will compromise milk composition and quality. It’s a logical concern – we want the best for our babies! Given the tremendous effort to pump and store breastmilk – we think this question deserves an […]

Rumina Naturals Tinctures

Effectiveness of Herbal Lactation Tinctures vs. Capsules

Are Herbal Tinctures as Effective as Capsules? Myth: Dried herbs in capsule form are just as effective as a tincture. Many people are unfamiliar with taking herbal medicine in tincture form because they simply aren’t as common in traditional western medicine. They require a very specific manufacturing process that takes time and knowledge, plus constant […]

nursing in hot weather

Breastfeeding in hot weather

Does my breastfed baby need water in hot weather? Breastfeeding myths busted! It’s our favourite day of the week – Myth Bustin’ Monday! Q: Mercury is rising and it’s hot outside! Should I give my breastfed baby additional water to prevent dehydration? A: Research confirms that babies who are exclusively breastfed don’t need extra water […]


Natural Sunburn Treatment

Treat sunburns naturally, safely and effectively. Tamanu oil is nature’s answer to irritated, sunburned, sensitive skin. So like a lot of Canadians, whose skin hides under fleece and wool for 8 months of the year, I’m pretty pale at the start of summer (pale might be an understatement 😉). Aaaaaand, we might be a little […]