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adinal 08-07-2013 09:44 AM

I know there must be some out there, but I am having a heck of a time finding them.  Searching the card catalog for Breastfeeding doesn't exactly yield a ton of kid's books!

 

Do you have favorites? Link me up!!!!


Red Pajama 08-07-2013 10:31 AM

http://www.amazon.com/Tucking-Just-Like-Jess-Stockham/dp/1846430461/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1375896513&sr=8-1&keywords=tucking+in+just+like+me

 

This is one we have. It's a board book, with simple text. the link to breastfeeding is "little lamb likes warm milk, just like me." and shows a mothering nursing. 


kythe 08-07-2013 11:46 AM

I have a great little book with photos of breastfeeding children (including EBF) called "Near Mama's Heart" by Colleen Newman, but it seems to be out of print now. greensad.gif

Some books you can find on amazon.com include:

Mama's Milk by Michael Elsohn Ross
I'm made of Mama's Milk by Mary Olsen
We Like to Nurse by Chia Martin


ETA: Near Mama's Heart can be found on youtube!
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vekXYvKo0uk&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DvekXYvKo0uk

Melanie Mayo 08-08-2013 10:43 AM

Ruby's Baby Brother from Barefoot Books--it's brand new!

 

Here's a shot from the book. 

 

 


Midwesterner04 08-08-2013 12:33 PM

We Have a Baby, by Catherine Falwell
Who Has a Bellybutton?
The Dr Sears children's books about new babies and learning to use the potty
I also recently came across a book from my childhood called How You Were Born. It is a little dated but has nursing photos and even mentions home birth.

jalbright 08-09-2013 10:19 AM

Usborne's The New Baby talks about breastfeeding but in another area, they show a bottle.


bellymoon 08-09-2013 07:59 PM

There's a lovely book called Only the Cat Saw that has a nursing (human) mother.


bdoody11 08-10-2013 05:59 PM

We have Breastmilk Makes My Tummy Yummy by Cecilia Moen. Unfortunately, it looks like it's out of print. I got mine through Paperback Swap.

katinanna 08-11-2013 12:08 PM

Mamas Milk is a great book. My son could never finish it without asking for some mommy milk of his own

adinal 08-12-2013 10:35 AM

Great recommendations so far!!! 


chaseafterwind 08-12-2013 12:32 PM

You're Getting a Baby Sister by Sheila Sweeney Higginson. Not about breastfeeding, obviously, and only appropriate for certain situations, but nevertheless there is an illustration showing the mom breastfeeding the new baby.  She also has a baby brother book, but I haven't seen that one so I don't know if it has a similar illustration.


presentmoment 08-12-2013 12:38 PM

A friend gave me the book A Teeny Tiny Baby when my daughter was born, and it rang quite true, and now that dd is 15 months, she too loves it -- it shows the baby nursing 9 times out of 10, with dad giving one bottle -- and also shows the baby sleeping lots of places, including the parents' bed. All in all, it's a charming book, and very in keeping with our daughter's experience. She loves the page about all the different places the baby goes -- to the drug store, the grocery store, the playground, etc. 


Terry Stafford 08-12-2013 12:50 PM

There are my old picture books:

 

Amie, the story of a nursing toddler

http://www.amazon.com/Amie-Terry-Stafford/dp/9995167417

 

(they say that there’s only one copy available for $49, but I do have a few left in my basement! )

 

Amie and Anika, a story about being sisters

 

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=amie%20and%20anika%20by%20terry%20stafford

 

(This one is long-gone, I’m afraid!)


LoriAMama 08-12-2013 12:55 PM

Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers.  Great book that is inclusive, diverse, and loved by both my kids!


mommysherry 08-12-2013 01:33 PM

http://www.amazon.com/Everywhere-Babies-Susan-Meyers/dp/0152053158


IdentityCrisisMama 08-12-2013 03:03 PM

Mariana and the Merchild. It's a beautiful book and the mermaid nurses her baby in part of the story and it's illustrated beautifully.  


peshmama 08-12-2013 03:15 PM

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/228138.My_New_Baby

 

My New Baby by Anne Kubler 

A wordless book great for a family welcoming a new baby.  This book has a page with mom nursing the newborn as well as a page where dad is babywearing.  This has been a favorite as we welcomed new baby and as the little ones have gotten older.  They now make up the words and tell different stories each time, but when we were welcoming a new little one we could say whatever we thought was appropriate at the time to go with the pictures to help with the transition.  


mamasnuggle 08-12-2013 05:09 PM

"Kisses, Kisses Baby-O" by Sheree Fitch. It's a Canadian Book. It's been a favourite for both of my kiddos.th?id=H.4705077666119900&pid=1.7&w=156&h=148&c=7&rs=1


Aprilduncan1 08-12-2013 05:32 PM

The revised edition of Usborne First Experiences The New Baby shows a hospital birth, the baby on mom's tummy after birth, babies being measured and resting in room with families and No bottles or pacifiers! Yay. When they get home there is a breastfeeding scene that shows a good amount of boob and says "When Susie is hungry, Mrs. Bunn feeds her with milk. Susie will need to be fed many times each day.(The little girl is sitting by her mother feeding her doll with a bottle) that is the only bottle in the whole book!


Virginia884 08-12-2013 06:23 PM

The book "The Big Eating Book" is not about nursing, but features it while talking about how 'everyone eats'.

The Big Eating Book (Big Board Books)
http://amzn.com/1605371009

likeniceweather 08-12-2013 07:23 PM

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Originally Posted by LoriAMama View Post

Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers.  Great book that is inclusive, diverse, and loved by both my kids!

I don't see any nursing babies on the link posted... are there pages not posted by Amazon that do show nurslings?


silverlining 08-12-2013 10:04 PM

You and Me, by Rachel Fuller 

 

http://amzn.to/166lePr

 

It's similar to the wordless book My New Baby, but it has some text. Mom's in the background here and there nursing while Dad is preparing dinner or changing a diaper. 


e11ie5 08-14-2013 03:32 PM

so pleased to find this post thank you ... some lovely recommendations there


voca 08-14-2013 04:13 PM

The Runaway Hug http://www.amazon.com/The-Runaway-Hug-Nick-Bland/dp/044981825X is not about eating or nursing; the final drawing features Mom nursing the baby entirely without comment.


gro1974 08-15-2013 10:51 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by bdoody11 View Post

We have Breastmilk Makes My Tummy Yummy by Cecilia Moen. Unfortunately, it looks like it's out of print. I got mine through Paperback Swap.
 

 

We've enjoyed this one, as well.  Whenever my older daughter wants to snuggle while the younger is nursing, she always quotes "Two can breastfeed without fuss, there is room for both of us!" : )


PacificMar 08-15-2013 03:54 PM

I just bought these books from La Leche League:

  • You, Me and the Breast: This is a sweet story about the breastfeeding relationship, with fun paintings. I never managed to do all of the things the mother in the story did while breastfeeding, but it's inspiring!
  • The Mystery of the Breast: A young girl wonders why her baby brother spends so much time nursing and, with the help of her parents, solves "the mystery of the breast." Great illustrations!
  • Mama's Milk/Mama Me Alimenta: Beautiful pictures and verses in Spanish and English celebrate mammals nursing their young (including humans). 

All of the books have superb images of breastfeeding. They're aimed at the three-to-five age group for the most part. 


TristaHendren 08-25-2013 11:15 AM

Our book - The Girl God - has many pictures of breastfeeding, including these.  Our upcoming book on Mother Earth has many as well!  

 

http://www.thegirlgod.com/

 

 


happymama28 10-16-2013 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by likeniceweather View Post
 

I don't see any nursing babies on the link posted... are there pages not posted by Amazon that do show nurslings?


Amazon only shows a few pages in their previews. There is definitely nursing in this book. It's a great book. It also shows bottle feeding.


christineh 10-17-2013 12:20 PM

If anyone is looking for a kid's Bible, we have this one http://www.amazon.com/The-Picture-Story-Bible-Book/dp/1433523914 which shows Mary nursing baby Jesus.


susanmary 10-20-2013 01:52 PM

The biggest bed in the world by Lindsay Camp

Lovely illustration of a mother and baby nursing and lots of the family bed.


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