Recommended Breastfeeding Books

Posted August 9, 2017 by Milk and Hugs in Breastfeeding, Lactation, Parenting, Resources / 21 Comments

If you are nursing, or thinking about nursing, then these are the Top Recommended Breastfeeding Books for your library #affiliate links for convenience

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Even though the internet is awash with Breastfeeding sites and valuable online resources, there is just something about being able to hold a book in your hands. Luckily for us, there are plenty of great Breastfeeding books out there, ones that can answer your most pressing questions or concerns.

These are just a few of the wonderful Lactation books and guides that grace my library – and a few more that I will be acquiring soon. As mentioned above, these are affiliate links that go directly to Amazon.

Recommended Breastfeeding Books

Authored by one of the premier Breastfeeding Educators and Experts, Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA, this book should be in every nursing Mother’s Library.

From the Amazon Description Page:

“This second edition of Breastfeeding Made Simple is an essential guide to breastfeeding that every new and expectant mom should own-a comprehensive resource that takes the mystery out of basic breastfeeding dynamics. Understanding the seven natural laws of breastfeeding will help you avoid and overcome challenges such as low milk production, breast refusal, weaning difficulties, and every other obstacles that can keep you from enjoying breastfeeding your baby.”


The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, compiled and authored by the highly respected La Leche League International.

From the Amazon Description Page:

“Now their classic bestselling guide has been retooled, refocused, and updated for today’s mothers and lifestyles. Working mothers, stay-at-home moms, single moms, and mothers of multiples will all benefit from the book’s range of nursing advice, stories, and information—from preparing for breastfeeding during pregnancy to feeding cues, from nursing positions to expressing and storing breast milk…”


The Virtual Breastfeeding Culture: Seeking Mother-to-Mother Support in the Digital Age.  Author: Lara Audelo, CLEC

Though this book was first published in 2013, it is aging well in our increasingly digital world. A “Must” for the modern nursing mother.

From the Amazon Description Page:

“…Women have claimed the Internet as their own, and have created an elaborate infrastructure of virtual support. Spanning the course of almost two decades, online breastfeeding support has produced a thriving and expanding community of women committed to strengthening the sisterhood upon which so many mothers have come to rely….”


The Breastfeeding Book by Martha Sears, R.N. and William Sears, M.D.

A staple in the field for nearly two decades, The Breastfeeding Book has been revised and updated to address the concerns and issues of every nursing mother.

From the Amazon Description Page:

“Taking a realistic, contemporary approach, the Searses bring an age-old practice completely up to date. Their encyclopedic guide to the art and science of breastfeeding enables all women to experience and enjoy one of nature’s most rewarding relationships.”


The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins, R.N., M.S.

This fully revised and updated 7th edition of this popular book features new illustrations, taking a mother from pregnancy to weaning – while hitting all the right spots in-between.

From the Amazon Description Page:

“…Kathleen Huggins equips breastfeeding mothers with all the information they need to overcome potential difficulties and nurse their babies successfully from the first week through the toddler years, or somewhere in between…”



These are my top 5 choices – I will be adding more books to this list as time goes by. What about you? What are your favorite Breastfeeding Books not listed here? Drop me a line, I would love to hear from you!

Posted August 9, 2017 by Milk and Hugs in Breastfeeding, Lactation, Parenting, Resources / 21 Comments


21 responses to “Recommended Breastfeeding Books

    • I’ve had the same thought about pregnancy books myself – they serve such a valuable purpose and are full of great information, just not regarding breastfeeding.

  1. I have only read “The Breasfeeding Book” and “The Nursing Mother’s Companion” and they were so helpful. The others sound amazing also! I also read “The Milk Memos” which is a compilation of stories of pumping Mamas at work. It mad me smile so many times when I was ready to fall during those late night nursing sessions!

  2. Great list! Will definitely have a look at these books! I am a breastfeeding momma with both my kiddos brought up on the breast and sometimes it can be hard! Resources like these are always so helpful!

  3. cupcake1007

    Thank you for sharing these resources, I think they should be more readily available for pregnant women. I had no idea how hard breastfeeding would be- it’s supposed to be natural right??? Thanks for sharing!

  4. I absolutely LOVE the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding! My midwife had recommended it it to me and I don’t think I would have survived nursing if it weren’t for that book. My daughter is now 11 mo this and still going strong! ?

  5. Aw I wish I had knew about these whilst pregnant, may have had a different view with breastfeeding or persisted with it a bit longer. Xx

  6. Sarah

    This is a great list and I love how u explained what each book is all about too! I will be sharing this list to some pregnant friends! I personally found the nourishing mothers companion very helpful!

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