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ladybug11780's Avatar ladybug11780 07:46 PM 03-28-2011

Does anyone know of any children's books that are breastfeeding friendly. Either they talk about breastfeeding  a baby so an older sibling can see pictures or a storybook that doesn't show pictures of bottles. I swear the magazine had a list in like a 2007 or 2008 edition, but I don't remember. Thanks.



readermaid's Avatar readermaid 07:56 PM 03-28-2011

There aren't many, but I have found a few:

 

Hello Baby by Lizzy Rockwell

Mama's Milk by Michael Ross

All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon - I just posted a review of this because another MDC mama pointed out in a recent thread that there is a nursing mama in one of the illustrations in the book.  I love this book, but I'd missed that somehow!  I had to get it from the library to see for myself.  It is a very minor aspect of the book, obviously.  But it's a great book. :)

 

Hope this helps!


Midwesterner04's Avatar Midwesterner04 09:13 PM 03-28-2011

I just received as a gift a copy of Near Mama's Heart by Colleen Newman. It is a sweet book about the joys of nursing told from an infant/child's perspective. The pictures are photographs of nursing moms and their children; I love that it includes images of tandem and extended nursing.

 

The Sears Family children's books all depict breastfeeding as the norm. What Baby Needs is a nice book for a young big sibling. I think I first found it through an Amazon list called "Granola Kids Books." That list includes several breastfeeding-related titles, though I haven't read many of them myself.


ladybug11780's Avatar ladybug11780 03:44 PM 04-01-2011


 

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I just received as a gift a copy of Near Mama's Heart by Colleen Newman. It is a sweet book about the joys of nursing told from an infant/child's perspective. The pictures are photographs of nursing moms and their children; I love that it includes images of tandem and extended nursing.

 

The Sears Family children's books all depict breastfeeding as the norm. What Baby Needs is a nice book for a young big sibling. I think I first found it through an Amazon list called "Granola Kids Books." That list includes several breastfeeding-related titles, though I haven't read many of them myself.



How do I do a list in Amazon? I can't figure it out!


Midwesterner04's Avatar Midwesterner04 11:44 AM 04-02-2011

I don't know whether this is the most direct way to do it, but if I choose "Listmania" as my Amazon search department and then browse one of the lists, I see a "Create your own Listmania" link below each listed item. Does it work that way for you?


Heba's Avatar Heba 12:39 PM 04-02-2011

There's a nice list linked to in this thread (post 5): http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1305203/weird-children-s-book


Heba's Avatar Heba 09:52 AM 04-05-2011

Publishers Pinter & Martin have announced the publication of two breastfeeding books for children in September.

Follow them on Facebook for previews.


Lisoula's Avatar Lisoula 10:36 AM 04-12-2011
t2009's Avatar t2009 06:31 PM 04-12-2011

I was just thinking about this last night as I was looking at a Richard Scarry book with my son. There's a really disturbing (to me, at least... though I realize it's partly due to the book being dated) episode in one book where a mother drops her daughter off at the hospital to undergo surgery (tonsils out) & then mom shows up at the hospital (via ambulance no less...) to give birth. Family is reunited in mom's hospital room & she's giving a bottle to new baby. Grr...


Ellie'sMom's Avatar Ellie'sMom 06:42 PM 04-12-2011

http://www.amazon.com/My-New-Baby/dp/0859539741

 

I found this when dd was a baby, and just love it. It has no words, but you see the family eating healthy food, the baby nursing, and they even babywear. Such a sweet book!


accountclosed2's Avatar accountclosed2 11:17 PM 04-14-2011
We love Near Mama's Heart too!

And Supermum (Supermom), by Manning/Granström, has a lovely picture of a mum co-sleeping with two littlies, another of a mother breastfeeding a baby at night, and one of a mother babywearing.

In a couple of the Katie Morag books, by Mairi Hedderwick has Katie Morag's mum breastfeeding the baby, in the midst of family life.

Tucking in, just like me is a lift the flap board book, with a lamb getting milk from the mama sheep, and a baby breastfeeding too.

I want a brother or sister too or That's my baby! (different translations), by Astrid Lindgren, shows Mamma breastfeeding Peter's baby sister (with her back turned to the readers).

Ronia the robber's daughter, also by Astrid Lindgren, isn't actually a picture book, but a children's book good for reading aloud. It has some black and white illustrations, one of them picturing Lovis breastfeeding newborn Ronia. There may be a breastfeeding picture in the second Madicken book (Mardie in some translations), at the end the girls get a baby sister, born at home, with a midwife in attendance. The only bottles I can recall in any of her books are for feeding mother-less lambs!

I think it is awful that there are so few images, and that nearly all books that depicts babies have them bottle-feeding, even when it has nothing to do with the story. I really wish it wasn't so hard to find books our kids can identify with.
Youngfrankenstein's Avatar Youngfrankenstein 08:13 AM 04-22-2011

I know I'm late jumping in here, but when my second child was born I got the book We Have a Baby.  It's isn't breastfeeding focused but you do see mom nursing and the older child having a drink during the "A baby to feed" part.


Heba's Avatar Heba 10:53 AM 04-22-2011

The titles and previews are now available!

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Mystery-of-the-Breast/168139066573312 

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/You-me-and-the-breast/179175838800388

 

I believe that both are available for pre-order from Amazon.

They look great!

 

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Publishers Pinter & Martin have announced the publication of two breastfeeding books for children in September.

Follow them on Facebook for previews.



 


madre2's Avatar madre2 07:42 PM 04-22-2011

When I was pregnant with my second child I received the best sibling gift, a book called. Mommy Breastfeeds My Baby Brother by Mark Repkin.  It is the cutest children's book about breastfeeding!  My daughter loved the book.  I read it to her over and over.  It was a great way to prepare her for her new breastfeeding brother.  I have since, bought the book for many pregnant friends.  I have bought it on both Amazon and Facebook.


LaurenS's Avatar LaurenS 02:28 PM 04-24-2011

Saturday With Mez: A Day in the Life of a Breastfeeding Toddler

 

http://www.northcountrynotes.org/laurenserafin/saturdayWithMez/index.html

 

You can view the entire book on the web site.


St. Margaret 07:40 AM 04-25-2011
Sophie and the winter baby is awesome

Rosie's babies shows the girl bottle-feeding her stuffed animals but her mom nurses the real baby smile.gif

All of the sears pictures books yeah
kawa kamuri's Avatar kawa kamuri 05:25 PM 04-26-2011

My kids love Breastmilk Makes My Tummy Yummy

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0a-U59Ypmc


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