Breastfeeding Books to Add to Your Wish List

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I’m sure you already own La Leche League’s “bible,” The Motherly Art of Breastfeeding. And I bet you’ve already studied everything written by Dr. Sears, Ina May Gaskin, Nancy Mohrbacher, Kathleen Kendall Tackett, Kathleen Huggins, and Dr. Jack Newman on the topic of breastfeeding.

But maybe now your nursling is old enough to read a breastfeeding book of his own before bedtime. Maybe you’re over all the “how-to’s” and crave to read a book created especially for impassioned breastfeeders. Or maybe you’re expecting a new nursling soon and want to familiarize yourself with previously uncharted territory.

Here are books about breastfeeding that deserve a spot on your holiday wish list and a home in your permanent collection!

First, a few stocking stuffers for your kids…

Children’s Books

“Best Milk” by Kate Carothers, RN, IBCLC

“Breastmilk makes my tummy yummy” by Cecilia Moen

“I’m Made of Mama’s Milk” by Mary Olsen

“Mama’s Milk/Mama Me Alimenta” by Michael Elsohn Ross and Ashley Wolf

“Mammals and Their Milk” by Lucia Anderson

“Maggie’s Weaning” by Mary Joan Deutschbein

“Michele: the Nursing Toddler” by Jane M. Pinczuk

“Mommy Breastfeeds My Baby Brother” by Mark Repkin

“Nursies When the Sun Shines” by Katherine Havener

“A Ride on Mother’s Back” by Emery & Durga Bernhard

“Sally Weans from Night Nursing” by Lesli D. Mitchell, MSW

“We Like To Nurse” by Chia Martin

“We Like To Nurse Too” by Mary Young

“The Wonders of Mother’s Milk” by Mishawn Purnell-O’Neal

Stories and Photos

“Breastfeeding Goddesses” by Ivette Ivans

“Breast Side Stories” by Orit Gilad

“Fresh Milk” by Fiona Giles

“So That’s What They’re For!” by Janet Tamaro

History & Culture

“A History of the Breast” by Marilyn Yalom

“Mother’s Milk: Breastfeeding Controversies in American Culture” by Bernice L. Hausman

“The Politics of Breastfeeding: When Breasts Are Bad For Business” by Gabrielle Palmer

“Unbuttoned” edited by Dana Sullivan and Maureen Connolly

Toddlers, Tandem and Weaning

“Adventures in Tandem Nursing: Breastfeeding During Pregnancy and Beyond” by Hilary Flower

“how weaning happens” by Diane Bengson

“Mothering Your Nursing Toddler” by Norma Jane Bumgarner