About Hilary Jacobson

Born and raised near Los Angeles, and living three decades in Switzerland, Hilary Jacobson has focused her life’s work on maternal health, infant nutrition, and holistic well-being.

Her international journey began at age 19 when she moved to Switzerland for her studies in music. Later, as a mother of four facing her own challenges with chronic low milk supply, Hilary expanded her focus to include the science of galactagogues—natural substances that stimulate milk production—and the broader roles of diet and herbs in maternal and infant health.

In 1999, she co-founded MOBI Motherhood Intl., becoming a pioneering voice on the importance of nutrition for lactation. Hilary holds a Swiss certification as a Holistic Lactation Consultant (CH.HU.SI) and is an ACHE-certified mindfulness-based Hypnotherapist. A lifetime of dedication to various meditation practices strengthens her commitment to mindfulness.

She is the author of three influential books and continues to be an active voice in maternal and infant health through ongoing research, counseling, writing, and educational offerings. Hilary also offers hypnotherapy services that blend non-conventional and evidence-informed practices, providing personalized therapeutic experiences for her clients.

Hilary is a speaker at various in-house trainings, summits and conferences, where she shares her insights and expertise. Her holistic approach has contributed to postpartum care worldwide.

Lactogenic Diet Articles

sugar poured into coffee where it dissolves

Carbohydrates and their Relationship with Water

by | Oct 4, 2023 | Course_Work,Metabolism | 0 Comments

Whether it's the simple dissolving action of table sugar, the gel formation properties of starch, or the water-attracting abilities of pectin and beta-glucans, the way these molecules interact with water has significant metabolic and physiological implications.
oil in a transparent tube of water they do not mix

Why the Body Prefers to Store Fat Over Glucose: A Tale of Hydrophobicity and Hydrophilicity

by | Oct 4, 2023 | Course_Work,Metabolism | 0 Comments

The body prefers storing fat over glucose. While at first glance, this might seem counterintuitive—given that glucose is the body's primary energy source—the reasons behind this preference are grounded in biochemistry and cellular biology.
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.