Born and raised in Los Angeles, Hilary Jacobson began her international adventure at the age of 19, moving to Switzerland to pursue her studies in music. The move became a 30-year stay, during which her life took an unexpected turn. As a mother of four, she found herself facing chronic low milk supply—an experience that sparked an in-depth, independent exploration of galactagogues for both enhanced milk production and maternal and infant health.

In 1999, she took her knowledge and experiences online, co-founding MOBI Motherhood Intl.—the first digital platform for mothers grappling with complex breastfeeding challenges. Since then, Hilary Jacobson has acquired a Swiss certification as a Holistic Lactation Consultant CH.HU.SI. and become a mindfulness-based Hypnotherapist ACHE. She is an esteemed author, penning three books to guide and support breastfeeding mothers around the world.

Hilary Jacobson is dedicated to understanding and addressing breastfeeding complexities—a dedication that’s as personal as it is professional. Through her research, counselling, writing and teaching, she continues to champion maternal health and infant nutrition, making a meaningful impact for mothers and breastfeeding worldwide.

lactogenic salads, fresh greens, olives, cucumbers, onions

The Lactogenic Diet: A Metabolic Approach to Holistic Well-Being

by | Sep 28, 2023 | Course_Work,Lactogenic Diet | 0 Comments

The lactogenic diet, rich in nutrients like beta-glucans, healthy fats, and antioxidants, works at the metabolic level to support optimal functioning. This diet prioritizes foods that are not only beneficial for lactation
A breastfeeding mother has breakfast in bed: eggs, toast and tomatoes

Insulin impacts each stage of Milk Production – Implications for Insulin Resistance

by | Sep 15, 2023 | Hilary Jacobson,Insulin Resistance,Lactogenic Diet | 0 Comments

Insulin plays a crucial, yet often overlooked, role in milk production. When a mother is insulin resistant, her milk production may be affected.
Insulin Resistance results from a constant intake of sugar and carbs

Insulin Resistance: When the Body’s Energy Management Falters

by | Sep 1, 2023 | Course_Work,Insulin Resistance,Lactogenic Diet | 0 Comments

My mother had a great idea. She gave me a quarter each day to buy snacks for the walk home from school. I was ten years old. Back then, a quarter bought four candy bars...

A Healthy Lactogenic Lifestyle for a Mother's and Family's Health

A Lactogenic Lifestyle: What it is, how to begin –

by | Aug 13, 2023 | lactogenic,Lactogenic Diet,Uncategorized | 0 Comments

A Lactogenic Lifestyle holds the potential to change lives. This series will explore the relationship between our daily habits, food choices, and health, and provide concrete steps that can improve not only milk supply but also overall wellness for ourselves and our families

Low Milk Supply and a Breastfeeding Diet

by | Aug 5, 2023 | Lactogenic Diet,Low Milk Supply | 0 Comments

Relics of postpartum practices might yet be gifted across generations. They are kept safely in the old wives’ tales that are shared between mothers. They are sometimes found written on a crinkled, yellow page, stashed away between the forgotten pages of vintage health books.
Amaranth typically grows tall, with conical flowers that spike upward or limp downward.

Green Superfoods for Milk Supply: Amaranth and Sweet Potato Leaves

by | Jul 30, 2023 | Garden,Lactogenic Diet | 0 Comments

we will explore two incredible plants that have been cherished for centuries by breastfeeding mothers across Asia, Africa, and South America. Amaranth and sweet potato leaves are packed with essential nutrients and renowned for their ability to support lactation and enhance milk supply.

Beta-Glucans and the Dual Role of Prolactin: a detective story

by | Nov 11, 2022 | Lactogenic Diet | 0 Comments

Beta-glucan increases the milk-making hormone prolactin as well as bringing about changes in a mother’s physiology that promote good lactation. Yet, a clear mechanism of action eluded us for decades. In fact we were told it was impossible.

Anti-Lactogenics – Herbs, Meds, Vitamins, and Foods that can undermine milk production

by | Nov 5, 2022 | Anti-Lactogenic,Course_Work | 0 Comments

You may find that your supply is better protected if you avoid the following as herbs, spices, in food or beverages, and as extracts or flavorings in candy, breath mints, toothpaste, medicine, foods and beverages.
postpartum dance of estrogen, insulin, and cortisol is the same in primates as humans

The Postpartum Dance of Estrogen, Insulin, and Cortisol, for Milk Production

by | Oct 24, 2022 | Course_Work,Low Milk Supply | 0 Comments

“The dance” between hormones in the postpartum is key to understand common lactation difficulties. In this article, we’ll look at how humans and primates “function” as far as choreographing this dance.
Candidiasis causes fatigue and distress

Beating Candidiasis safely while breastfeeding

by | Jul 3, 2022 | Candidiasis | 0 Comments

Fungal infection of the intestines, or that has become systemic, requires adequate long term treatment. A range of supplements that both support breastfeeding and attack fungus are needed to get the job done.
Lactation Lifestyle includes a Healthy Lunch

Some Causes of Low Milk Supply that Respond to Foods and Herbs

by | Jun 23, 2022 | Lactogenic Diet,Low Milk Supply | 0 Comments

Lactogenic foods and herbs are commonly “insulin sensitizing,” “blood-sugar balancing,” or have an “anti-diabetic” effect.

The Use of Beer as a Galactagogue, historically and today

by | May 1, 2022 | galactagogue,Lactogenic Diet | 4 Comments

Beer is made from barley, malt, hops and water. Its use as a galactagogue is disputed. I clear up the confusion in this article on its historic use and the how it can be used today.

Mother Food, a breastfeeding diet guide with lactogenic food and herbs

Mother's Garden of Galactagogues Cover

A Mother’s Garden of Galactagogues: growing and using milk-boosting herbs and foods

Healing Breastfeeding Grief: how mothers feel and heal when breastfeeding does not go as hoped

Red Madder Root, Tales of Initiations: A Novel of Fairytales and Forgotten Histories (color illustrations)

Red Madder Root, Tales of Initiations: A Novel of Fairytales and Forgotten Histories (b&w illustrations)

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