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!!!!
Adina mama to B 4/06 and E 8/13/12 (on her due date!)
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.
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!
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.
Mama to my beautiful Ana Carolina (2/07), Isabel Cristina (6/10), and #3 on the way in August 2013!
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.
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.
There are my old picture books:
Amie, the story of a nursing toddler
(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
(This one is long-gone, I’m afraid!)
cosleeping, non vaxing, cloth diapering, peace loving, life learning, at home, single mama to two beautiful girls born Jan '06 and Nov '09
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.
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!
The Big Eating Book (Big Board Books)
Adrienne - Loving my DH, our daughter Harper Emaline (3/2011), and maybe a baby?? (5/2013)
You and Me, by Rachel Fuller
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.
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.
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!" : )
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.
Naturopathic physician, licensed acupuncturist, writer, avid commuting cyclist and community-theater performer; joyful mother of Kathryn (adopted summer 2011) and Luthien (born 11.30.12), and guardian of seven feline ascended masters!