Giveaway: “This Milk Tastes Good” by Chenniah Patrick – $28 ARV {6/16; Worldwide} CLOSED

“This Milk Tastes Good” is a children’s book about breastfeeding in which the child imagines that her mother’s milk tastes like all the things that she sees her mother eating.

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This is a joint giveaway with Lactation Narration and Natural Parents Network. You may enter at one site only. Please find the section marked “Win it!” for the mandatory entry and optional bonus entries.

JhaZamoraS Publishing is offering our readers a giveaway of This Milk Tastes Good” plus 4 greeting cards, a value of $28.

“This Milk Tastes Good” is a children’s book about breastfeeding in which the child imagines that her mother’s milk tastes like all the things that she sees her mother eating. The greeting cards feature illustrations from the book.

From our reviewer, Alicia at Lactation Narration:

“This Milk Tastes Good” is written by Chenniah Patrick and illustrated by her husband, V. Kuroji Patrick. This children’s book features a black family which consists of a mother, father, and baby. The baby appears about 9 months old to me and is fairly androgynous, but my older daughter decided that the baby was a girl because she wears earrings.

The text of this book is written from the baby’s perspective. Baby comments that the milk tastes good, and imagines that it tastes like the various foods that baby sees mama eating. These foods include a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, spaghetti and meatballs, oatmeal, a veggie dog, spinach and lettuce, and chocolate kisses. In the introduction, the author describes reading about how breast milk can subtly taste like whatever the mother eats, and this led her to make up a song for her baby about all the things she had eaten throughout the day. This song became the basis for the book. The author states that “the book is in no way suggesting that breast milk drastically changes in flavour, or tastes exactly like what the mother has eaten. The goal is for the child to connect breast milk with healthy foods.”

child reading book

The baby is shown nursing, both with a cover-up at the park and without one at home. The father is shown supporting the mother and bonding with baby, and at one point thawing a bag of frozen “Mama’s Milk” as well, but no bottle imagery is shown on the page. Overall, the imagery in this book helps to normalize breastfeeding.

The baby is also shown being worn by both mom and dad. Babywearing enthusiasts may notice that the baby is worn facing outward in a “crotch-dangler” style carrier.

I am always happy to find a book that features breastfeeding to read with my nursing toddler. My 3 year old liked this book immediately and after the first read-through was reciting “This milk tastes good, this milk tastes yummy”. I think that she is in a good age range for this book based on the length of the book (12 pages with words) and the amount of words on each page (2 lines). There were enough words to keep her attention – not too few to be bored, and not too many to be restless. After I read the book to her, she decided to “read” it to her baby doll.
child reading book

Of course I like that this book normalizes breastfeeding, and I think it is noteworthy that it does so with a black family. I also liked that the father was included in this story about breast milk, and shown to be involved and supportive of breastfeeding too. The father is shown wearing baby, grocery shopping, reading to baby, and thawing frozen breastmilk.

My main problem with this book is that it is a paperback as opposed to a board book. For the age range that I would expect this book to be most popular with, a paperback is more likely to get accidentally torn. My daughter played with this book by herself for about 10 minutes and didn’t rip it though, so maybe I am just not giving her enough credit.

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You can purchase your own copy of “This Milk Tastes Good” at JhaZamoraS Publishing for $15.99 + tax + shipping.

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The winner will receive one copy of “This Milk Tastes Good” plus four greeting cards which feature illustrations from the book and breastfeeding quotes. Contest is open WORLDWIDE.

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Contest closes 6/16 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

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Information About Our Reviewer:

Alicia is mother to two girls, age 6 and 3. She has breastfed them both while working full-time as a bench scientist in immunology. She writes about breastfeeding at Lactation Narration and special needs at My Baby Sweets. She is particularly interested in extended breastfeeding, tandem nursing, pumping at work, nursing in public, the science of lactation, and breastfeeding advocacy.

27 Responses to Giveaway: “This Milk Tastes Good” by Chenniah Patrick – $28 ARV {6/16; Worldwide} CLOSED

  1. beth c  

    i think it is wonderful that there is a publishing company that focuses on the family, health & healthy relationships!! very cool! :)

  2. beth c  

    they don’t have a huge selection of merchandise at the moment, but i would also love to check out the celebrating Kwanzaa activity book as my family doesn’t know a lot about Kwanzaa and it would be good for all of us to expand our horizons and connect with other cultures more! love it!

  3. beth c  

    my son will enjoy reading this book.. i know i will love reading it to him~ and i’m sure my husband will get a kick out of it too! :)

  4. andalene

    I learned that the mission of JhaZamoraS Publishing is to provide creative literature

    that promotes healthy family relationships.

  5. Jeri Thurber  

    I love that JhaZamoraS Publishing is a family business started to promote healthy family relationships.

  6. Jeri Thurber  

    I like that V. Kuroji Patrick is the husband/father and artist/illustrator.

  7. Jeri Thurber  

    My 17 month old daughter will be reading this with me.

  8. Jessica Gilbert

    it’s all about promoting healthy family relationships through literature!

  9. Jessica Gilbert

    my 16 month old daughter will be reading this with me

  10. Susie

    I learn and love that JhaZamoraS Publishing is a family business started to promote healthy family relationships.

  11. Chrissy

    They emphasize on children’s
    books covering a range of topics from breastfeeding and nutrition to
    youth conflict resolution.

  12. Lorien

    I learned that the publishers are also the author and illustrator!

  13. Susie

    I think all my children will enjoy reading this book. My 6 year old & 4 year old daughters love reading about nursing because they have fond memories of it. And once, 8 month old little brother is older, they will share with him.

  14. Lorien

    I like that the book features people of colour, who are under-represented in depictions of nursing :)

  15. Lorien

    My son (34 months and still nursing!) will like this book. He tells me that my milk tastes like pancakes and syrup :)

  16. Cindy  

    I’d love the chance to win. I’m an LLL Leader and Childbirth Educator

  17. Cindy  

    I learned that they publish books for the entire family.

  18. Cindy  

    I like the Kwanzaa book!

  19. Cindy  

    I think my children and lll group members will enjoy reading the book!

  20. Amy Bailey

    I would really love to win a copy of the book for my daughter. One thing I learnt from the company is that they make children’s books covering a range of topics from breastfeeding and nutrition to
    youth conflict resolution. :D How great!!!