Many of us grew up with the quirky and entertaining Dr Seuss books… from ‘The Cat in The Hat‘ to ‘One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.’ They are fantastic books that were not only written to help children to read, but to ignite their imagination. After all, imagination is everything!
I thought it was pretty imaginative when I saw this parody on breastfeeding Dr Seuss style – Green Eggs and Ham many years ago. So it’s time to dust the cover and give it another whirl, it still makes me laugh, every time I read it!
Enjoy this hilarious version of Green Eggs and Ham, which over the years, has had parents in stitches, all over the globe! Note: we’ve also made the alternating gender into one to make it easier to read.
Breastfeeding… Dr Seuss Style
Would you nurse her in a park?
Would you nurse her in the dark?
Would you nurse her with a boppy?
And when your boobs are feeling floppy?
I would nurse her in the park.
I would nurse her in the dark.
I’d nurse with or without a boppy.
Floppy boobs will never stop me.
Can you nurse with your seat belt on?
Can you nurse from dusk til dawn?
Though she may pinch me, bite me, pull,
I will nurse her til she’s full.
Can you nurse and make some soup?
Can you nurse and feed the group?
It makes her healthy strong and smart,
Mommy’s milk is the best start!
Would you nurse her at the game?
Would you nurse her in the rain?
In front of those who dare complain?
I would nurse her at the game.
I would nurse her in the rain.
As for those who protest lactation,
I have a perfect explanation.
Mommy milk is tailor made
It’s perfect food, you need no aid.
Some may scoff and some may wriggle,
Avert their eyes or even giggle.
To those who can be cruel and rude,
Remind them breast’s the perfect food.
I would never scoff or giggle,
Roll my eyes or even wiggle!
I would never be so crass or crude,
I KNOW that this milk’s the perfect food!
We make the right amount we need,
The perfect temp for every feed.
There’s no compare to milk from breast
The perfect food, above the rest.
Those nursing smiles are oh so sweet,
Mommy milk is such a treat.
Human milk just can’t be beat.
I will nurse, in any case,
On the street or in your face.
I will not let my baby cry,
I’ll meet her needs, I’ll always try.
It’s not about what’s good for you,
It’s best for babies, through and through.
I will nurse her in my home,
I will nurse her when I roam.
Leave me be lads, leave me be ma’am
I will nurse her, MOM I am.
— author unknown, we’ll add it as soon as we find it!
So, what did you think of breastfeeding, Dr Seuss style? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
To find out more about reading to your children, you can read BellyBelly’s article: