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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Tricycle Press; Bilingual edition (March 1 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582462453
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582462455
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 20.3 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 68 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #295,485 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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By Taylor on Sept. 25 2013
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My daughter is 1 1/2 and is exclusively breastfed, she has a breastfeeding kitty plush and plays with it while I read her this book, she loves books and this one is so cute!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amy Mccarty on Feb. 15 2011
Format: Paperback
This is a MUST have book for nursing mommies to have for their babies/toddlers! It is very hard to find books that normalize breastfeeding for children. This is one of them so hold on to it dearly. Its WELL worth the money. The pictures are very pretty. Even shows some baby wearing. :D Enjoy!
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Beautiful book. It explains and normalizes breastfeeding in a loving, simple way. The illustrations are very nice and even caught my 5 month old's attention. It shows different animals nursing, along with a human momma nursing in public. It's a must have for your collection, especially if you are breastfeeding.
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Very nice book about how all mammals breastfeed, humans included! We read it with our older kids in preparation for the new baby, and they love it.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Great teaching opportunity April 17 2007
By Armchair Interviews - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Michael Elsohn Ross' book, Mama's Milk, provides parents and caretakers a wonderful opportunity to discuss how and why mothers nurse their babies. The stories are told in a comforting rhyme and celebrate breastfeeding and the bonding that results.

The author begins with a human mother cuddling her child and nursing and continues with pigs, horses, monkeys, elephants, bats, otters and on and on. At the back of the book there are individual pictures of the different animals and facts about them in conjunction with nursing. I learned a lot.

The illustrations are lovely and contribute greatly to the message. Not only will your child learn about mothers feeding their offspring, but the animal illustrations provide a great opportunity to learn to identify animals.

Armchair Interviews says: If you have a new baby and have older siblings, Mama's Milk is a great tool for learning, understanding and embracing the importance of mother's milk.
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Gorgeous Book, Must-Have for AP Parents! Jan. 25 2008
By Elise Bailey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book celebrates how beautiful and natural breastfeeding is...even for humans! My children were delighted to see beautiful pictures of a mom cuddling and nursing a baby in bed, nursing on a park bench, and wearing baby in a sling. They exclaimed, "It's like us!" And the way the book connects nursing with snuggling and cuddling in all creatures is gorgeous. As an added bonus, there are little nursing facts about different animals at the book (like a father coyote takes care of feeding a nursing mother coyote and how elephants nurse up to five years!) It gives you the names of animals and their babies, the names of their homes, etc. too, so very educational to boot! Gorgeous, beautiful book full of love and natural beauty!
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Beautiful book! Feb. 17 2008
By Brian's Mama - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My nursing toddler son and I LOVE this book! The drawings are beautiful, the story is sweet, and we learned a lot about other nursing mammals! Brian's favorites-- the nursing puggles (platypus babies) and the fact that kangaroos make pink milk. This book gets a lot of cuddles, sweet milky smiles, and of course ends in a good night nurse.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
great, non-nipply nursing book July 1 2008
By ... - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I love finding books that normalize breastfeeding to children, but a lot of them are too "nipply" to me -- as natural as it is, and as much as I might nurse a baby in public without a care, I don't like the books with nipples all over the pages. Maybe I just feel self-conscious if someone else should see the books, or maybe it's just me being prudishly American. Regardless, this book is quite tastefully done. Even those who think babies should be nursed under a cover and only until they are 6mo old couldn't object to it.

Wish it was a boardbook, as most kids who are nursing are still ripping up paper pages, but it's a high quality printing on thicker than average paper.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Too cute! Nov. 27 2008
By Alexis Coxon - Published on Amazon.com
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I got this book for my son, almost 20 months, to help prepare him to see me nursing his new baby brother (due in a month) -- I had to exclusively pump for my older little guy, so he doesn't have any memory of nursing.

The illustrations are just adorable! There are human families (of all ethnicities), as well as animals both familiar (cats, horses) and a little less usual (platypuses, bats). My son loves looking at the pictures and having me name the various animals (or trying to name them himself ... he gets a little confused sometimes, though, and thinks the kangaroos are dogs ...)

It's great to see a book that shows breastfeeding as normal and natural. We have a couple of "we're having a new baby" books for my son, and I've been disappointed in how they both show the babies drinking bottles. This is a nice counterpoint.

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