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#1 of 8 Old 03-02-2004, 07:28 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have an 11 month old baby and we were at the library looking for board books for us to read and it occured to me that there weren't any that featured breastfeeding. Just now i looked up breastfeeding and children's books on-line and most of them were illustrated (no actual photos) and they seemed to be breastfeeding in relation to a new baby.

I want to see a children's book that shows children of all different ages breastfeeding. I want it to include people of several different ethnicities. I want it to include mom's of different ages. I want it to be actual photos (not drawings) and I want them to be high quality photos (not digital).
I want the book to be published in a country that has labor laws (ie I noticed that most board books are published in china, malaysia etc. Only in countries that don't have fair labor laws).

I have no experience. I don't know how to start. I am unemployed and therefore don't have much money to put into this. I don't want to make a profit, I just want to break even while getting this book out there for kids to enjoy.

Anyone want to help me? Where do I start?
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I just want to say what an awesome idea! Do you want stories with them and the pictures to correlate or just one book on nursing with pictures. Would you have words at all?
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"i'm made of mama's milk" by mary olsen ( i think that's the author) has actual toddler bfing photos.


i dont know how to help with regards to making a book
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I love your idea! Maybe this will help...

http://www.cbcbooks.org/html/writing.html
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ja mama- I don't know exactly how I want to do it. any ideas that you have would be helpful.



fyrflymommy- i haven't seen "I'm Made of Mama's Milk" but I've heard a few people say that the photos are poor quality. I didn't know it was a board book though. Anyway, I am still thrilled that it is out there. But I'd still like to make a different one. The more books about breastfeeding the better.



velcromom- thanks for the link! I have felt very intimidated about this whole process. The link you suggested looks like a great start.





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if this works, you should take down names for pre-orders. i'd love to buy one if you are able to do it!

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not the greatest quality of photos, it's true, but it hasn't stopped both of my littles from retrieving it repeatedly to be read to them (that & 'mama mama'- 'mama mama, soft as silk- give me warmth & give me milk!' except the leopard cub seems to be suckling the mama's armpit, but they still got the idea, lol.)

suse- good luck!
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A breastfeeding children's book

http://www.mnsi.net/~amlm/Index.html

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