When you have your first child, you don’t usually have someone always hanging out that you have to explain this natural process to. Sure, there are the gawkers at public breastfeeding. And the occasional MIL or distant relative who doesn’t think you should because they didn’t.
But by the time that second (or third or fourth) comes into the picture, you have an older sibling who just might not understand, “Why in the world is mama feeding baby under her shirt?”
If you’re not looking to pick up a breastfeeding doll, halter top and all, you’re probably looking for an engaging way to discuss breastfeeding with your tot.
That is where the book “Mommy Breastfeeds My Baby Brother” was born. Want a chance to win it?
In this children’s story, big sister Jenna meets her baby brother and is immediately confused.
Daddy, what is Mommy doing?
Mommy is feeding the baby.
With her booby?
This innocent exchange begins one of many questions Jenna has about breastfeeding. And the roots of her questions are deeper than, “What’s up with that?!”
Will Jenna lose her place with Mommy with this baby boy latched on to her? Where does she belong in this growing family?
This book seems very organic. Emotions are displayed in vibrant colors for the characters. It is a visually and intellectually stimulating way to address the questions about breastfeeding.
“Mommy Breastfeeds” was born out of the Repkin’s own family dynamic: their daughter navigating her own questions about breastfeeding.
As for my family, my 4-year-old son loved the book, giving me play-by-play on the story as he first checked it out.
Now your family can have one, too. Here is your chance to win!
How to? Simply comment here: how can we teach children about breastfeeding?
Hurry! Contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, September 13.