I’m Made of Mama’s Milk

written, illustrated & published by Mary Olsen

ISBN: 0-9715374-0-2

review by 
Uta Mattox, CD (DONA)
Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, Breastfeeding Advocate

This is a picture board book about the experience of a toddler breastfeeding. It is written from her perspective, in simple rhymes, with real, soft-focused photos as illustration. In effect it is a book for toddlers “by” a toddler. It even has a special interactive surprise at the end of the book (a reflecting foil as a mirror), which all toddlers will love.

I love it because it is a very positive book about breastfeeding, it is for young children, yet older children and grown-ups will take away the message how valuable breastfeeding beyond infancy is. And the photos will make it very easy for young children to recognize familiar scenes and situations very easily.


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