Growing up I never really heard much about breastfeeding and natural birth. While my mom did breastfeed me until I was about six-months-old, I feel like it wasn’t very common to see mother’s breastfeeding as I got older. Also, my mom had a c-section and pretty much everyone I knew had at least an epidural. I didn’t even know that waterbirth existed until I was an adult and even then I thought it was for crazy hippies.
Fast forward a few years and here I am a waterbirthing, breastfeeding, placenta-eating, homepathic-taking mama. Who would’ve thought?
It is my hope that as Fern is growing up I can normalize natural birth and breastfeeding for her. In addition to talking about these things and exposing her to them, books are a great way to teaching tool so I’ve been researching some on the topic to add to our collection.
Here are 5 pro-breastfeeding and natural birth books you might want to add to your bookshelf!
Any similar books you’d recommend?
Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook, or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble. More Babbling…