5 Pro-Breastfeeding and Natural Birth Books For Your Baby's Bookshelf

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!

  • Our Water Baby 1 of 5
    Our Water Baby
    A story about the water birth of a new baby.
    Find book at Mini Boden
  • Mama’s Milk 2 of 5
    Mama's Milk
    A book that shows the nursing relationship between mama mammals and their babies. Kids love animals so this would be fun.
    Find book at Amazon
  • We Like To Nurse 3 of 5
    We Like To Nurse
    Another great book about animals and their nursing babies.
    Find book at Amazon
  • Near Mama’s Heart 4 of 5
    Near Mama's Heart
    A book filled with lovely photos of real babies and their mothers bonding through nursing.
    Find book at Amazon
  • Welcome With Love 5 of 5
    Welcome With Love
    A little boy tells the sweet story of the home birth of his baby brother.
    Find book at Amazon


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…

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