If you have a toddler or preschooler and are pregnant or trying to be, this book is an absolute-must!
In Mommy Breastfeeds My Baby Brother by Mark Repkin, brand-new big sister Jenna has a lot of questions about her new baby brother, like “Why can’t he use a sippy cup?” and frustration over how much time Mommy has to spend nursing. Jenna learns about why breastfeeding is so important, and how to deal with being a big sister for the first time.
Stacy Repkin has generously offered to let us give away a copy of the book, signed by her husband, author Mark Repkin.
What makes this book so charming is that it’s written about Mark Repkin’s own family. When he and wife Stacy brought home their new son Spencer to their then-two-year-old daughter Jenna, they wished they’d had a kid-friendly book to help her understand her feelings and help them explain things to her easily. So when they couldn’t find one, they took their own experience and wrote a book about it, so that other families can learn from them.
The illustrations are simple but anatomically-accurate and the language is geared towards the small crowd (“breasts” and “booby” is the author’s family’s choice of words, but you can read it with whatever terms you prefer). The book has gotten a lot of nods and thumbs up:
“We’ve come a long way with appreciating the importance of breastfeeding and parents want to know how to introduce these concepts to the older sibling! MOMMY BREASTFEEDS MY BABY BROTHER provides ideas that worked for one family as they respond to the questions of their older daughter while caring for their newborn breastfed son.”
– Marian Tompson, Co-founder, LaLeche League International
Facebook changed a lot of their rules for running giveaways, so if you’ve entered ours in the past, please note we’ve changed the way they work. We can’t ask you guys to post to our Facebook page anymore, despite the fun that was in the past, so you HAVE TO COMMENT HERE ON THIS BLOG POST. Make sure you put your e-mail address in too, so we can contact you if you win!
To enter, choose from any or all of these things, and POST A SEPARATE COMMENT for each thing you do:
1. Post this giveaway on Facebook.
2. Post the giveaway on Twitter.
3. “Like” the Mommy Breastfeeds My Baby Brother Facebook page.
4. Refer a friend to the giveaway (tell them to tell us you sent them!).
5. Tell us why you want the book.
Check out some of the adorable sample pages:Giveaway will run from Monday, January 10th until Monday, January 24th unless otherwise noted. Open to US and Canada residents only. No, you don’t have to buy anything and nothing you buy makes it more likely you’ll win.
If you want to buy your own copy, visit the official website at Mommy Breastfeeds My Baby Brother. You can get a gift inscription as well as author and/or illustrator’s signature for a limited time. Their website even has some adorable coloring pages for your little one.