- breastfeeding is eating
- breastmilk is food that tastes good and is good for you
- "daddy's bottle milk" is mama's milk, too.
So she wrote, and her husband V. Kuroji Patrick illustrated, This Milk is Good: A Breastfeeding Nursery Rhyme.*
The text is a nursery rhyme about breastfeeding told from the perspective of a baby. The baby talks about what he thinks breastmilk tastes like, highlighting healthy foods. It's a bit of a play on the fact that the flavor of breastmilk changes depending up on what's in the mother's diet.
The family is shown nursing at home and and in public (image of nursing at the park is of baby nursing under a cover or blanket - see image right). The father is shown involved with the baby and supporting the nursing mom.
But what makes this book really special is that it's the first I know of to feature an African American family. It's about time.
I found this book to be sweet, funny, and illustrated in a way that will appeal to kids. I think you'll enjoy it, too! So I'm happy to offer a copy to a lucky winner. Here's how to enter:
Leave a comment below by May 8, 2012. Winner will be chosen using random.org and notified by email. Winner will also be listed in the comments section. Winner has three days from notification to reply with mailing addresses; alternate winner will be chosen if no reply is received in three days. U.S. addresses only, one entry per person.
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