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I Eat at Mommy's Hardcover – September 18, 1999


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 41 pages
  • Publisher: Big Brain Pub Llc (September 18, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967063647
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967063645
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,223,174 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 29, 2001
Overall, this was a cute idea for a book, but in it, the main character catches a glimpse of her mommy criticizing what she sees in the mirror after pregnancy, childbirth and long term nursing. It could leave sensitive children feeling worried and guilty, and may cause unnecessary childbirth/body-image concerns for girls.
It may seem silly, but this book left me with descriptions of my own body I would rather not have in my mind when I look in my own mirror, and now I can't get them out of my mind!!! This is NOT how I want to think of my post-pregnant, post-nursing figure, and it's not what I want my own children to fear about having babies of their own! (I'll gracefully spare you the details.) Read at your own risk. I think this book could easily have been done more tastefully and more respectfully.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 2, 2003
(nursing at keyboard)
i don't know how the author could get aknowledgement from some LLLI executive editor... i don't see why she writes "dear reader, this book is meant to evoke positive feelings and responses (...) and then on p16 of the story "(...) it was her mother standing by the full-length mirror. she had a sad look on her face and was muttering. (...) "look what the pregnancy and nursing have done to me. i feel yucky. my body is mushy like bubble gum and my breast are shaped like bananas"
i mean ? what's that?
... and the pictures are awful...
i think anna e. bradley-mcbeth is lucky because her brother george bradley III is an editor (i think, it's the only reason why this book is on the market!)
this book is definitely not a "pro breastfeeding book" (in my opinion)
i'm going to donate it to my local library so that other mothers like me won't have to buy it if they want to read it.
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 19, 2001
I'm nursing my 17 month old boy, and this book 1) brings up all kinds of negative reactions to breastfeeding that we haven't experienced and he knows nothing about and 2) is far too wordy. The story seems to be written to teach adults a lesson (those not reading this book) more than to reinforce the relationship between mother and child. I wouldn't recommend it and plan to return it.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By B. Brown on May 20, 2002
As there are so few children's books out there that portray nursing, I felt this would be good to add to our collection.
First of all, the art work looks like it was done by a high school student...you can still see the pencil outlines!
The book was too wordy and had things I just don't hear people say anymore (along the lines of "I really dig this man.") There was a point to this story I suppose...extended breastfeeding is ok. But it got lost when the author tried to convey too much information in a children's book.
I have this to say to the author: thank you for writing a book about extended breastfeeding, but next time please keep your writing at a children's level...and your artwork looking like it wasn't done by a child.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 26, 1999
Though I am not yet a mother, this book has compelled me to change my views on breastfeeding overnight. The author has done a wonderful job of tackling an issue which is still quite controversial and she has done so in grand style...through the eyes of our children. This book is appropriate for all children of all ages and adults could learn a thing or two as well!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 1, 2001
I agree that this is a great family book. A friend of ours from the East Coast who knew I was receiving flack for extending the breastfeeding of my son (he is now almost 2-years-old) gave the book to us this past Holiday Season, and it's been a weekend ritual in our house ever since. It's the most substantial children's book on the topic of breastfeeding I have seen. But it remains funny and entertaining. I don't really understand the criticism of the artwork... I have read hundreds of children's books and have seen a lot less appealing drawings in some of the more popular book out there. The only thing I can think of is some people may not like the multi-cultural appeal of the drawings, but that's something my husband and I enjoy when reading to our child.
Every advocate of extended breastfeeding should buy this book. By far it's the most thought-invoking, head-on children's book on breastfeeding I've seen, but also offers an imaginative, appealing story.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 28, 1999
Funny! Insightful! Creative! I Eat at Mommy's challenges us to grow-up...But the book does not preach or demand change it encourages it with humor, love, and insight. The author/illustrator is ahead of her time ---I hope this book is appreciated for the masterpiece it is.
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