Building a Breastfeeding Library


Reading is one of the most important parts of a young child's life. Access to a variety of informational books that discuss breastfeeding and attachment parenting gives a child the opportunity to learn and explore breastfeeding and family bonding in new and interesting ways!

Books about breastfeeding and families can be very helpful to your young ones when trying to explain to them the beautiful and natural process of breastfeeding. By creating a breastfeeding and family packed library for your kids at home, you will encourage them to find new ways of interpreting their own world.


Here at Platypus Media we love giving families the opportunity to come together and create fun-loving educational experiences. We put together a list of books that your young ones can enjoy at home in your own growing breastfeeding/family library!


Babies Nurse

Babies Nurse is one of our most popular books, and it introduces young children to breastfeeding through stunning illustrations and information about how different species (including humans!) nurse their young. Babies Nurse is a Winner of the Parents Favorite Product Award, and gives a glimpse into the world of 13 mammal babies and their mothers.


This book inspires conversations about parenting, biology, habits, survival, and more. This is the perfect book to read to very young children as well as elementary school/new readers to delight in the beauty of breastfeeding. 


Cuddled and Carried


Cuddled and Carried introduces young children to attachment and nurturing in the natural world. This captivating book shows how mammal families raise and nurture their young, whether from snowy dens, warm lagoons, cozy nests, or a living room! This is the perfect book to introduce young readers to the variety of ways mammal mothers tend to their babies. It fosters empathy and kindness in your young child by telling the story of mothers lending a paw, wing, flipper, or hand to care for their young. 




If My Mom Were a Platypus

If My Mom Were a Platypus takes you and your child all over the world to habitats where mammal mothers bring forth new life. Many young mammals need their mothers when they are young, and are nurtured and nourished until they can survive on their own. Explore the natural process of breastfeeding for 14 different mammals navigating the path from helpless infant to self-sufficient adult. The beautiful illustrations and informative text make this the perfect book to spark conversations about families of all shapes and sizes!


We also just launched the Spanish edition of If My Mom Were a Platypus in January 2019.


Looking for more resources and ideas? Be sure to checkout the Resources tab on our website!


What are some of your favorites books on breastfeeding? Share them in the comments below!

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