We Did it!! 126 backers helped me reach my funding goal. This means 1000 copies of Breastfeeding All Around The Bay will be getting printed. Next steps are to wait for Kickstarter to release the funds to me and then purchase my very own ISBN and Barcodes. I will also be working with a pro to get the file into EPub format for all you e-readers. I expect the E-Book to be ready before Christmas and the physical books to be in my hands by early Spring 2020!
Unbelievably excited that people believe in this project as much as I do. In just 3 days (out of the 30 day pre-order book campaign) we are already a third of the way to our goal. THANK YOU to everyone who has already pre-order the book. Please spread the word. For just $10 you can get the E-book and a set of printable breastfeeding flashcards that feature illustrations from the book. For $30 you get the hardcover board book itself, plus the E-book + PDF flashcards + a handy refrigerator magnet that has the current human milk storage guidelines.
How many of you have children’s book that actually shows a baby breastfeeding? How many show a women breastfeeding out of the home? I have none. Which is really sad; I am a lactation Consultant! SO… I wrote and illustrated one!!! Breastfeeding All Around The Bay
I am so excited about this book that I am putting aside my fear and all the uncomfortable feelings I have with asking for help. Seriously, I quit Girl Scouts because I hated selling cookies. There are rewards for helping (not girl scout cookies though).
Women should feel comfortable and supported to breastfeed their baby out in public. The need for children’s books, TV shows, and movies to start showing babies breastfeeding is real.
As a lactation consultant, I often hear that moms haven’t seen or been around breastfeeding women until they themselves got pregnant. How wonderful would it be for children to be exposed to this normal biological process not only directly from breastfeeding, but also indirectly in our books, TV shows, and movies?
I am weeks away from launching a Kickstarter so folks can pre-order the book. The pre-order funds will help with the costs of running the first large batch print of the sturdy board books. There are cheaper options, like paperback, but this book is targeted towards infants and toddlers and my toddler can destroy a paperback book in a matter of seconds.
From the perspective of a very hungry newborn, Breastfeeding All Around The Bay:
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