La Leche League Manchester offers use of a lending library with many books on childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting and related topics.

Use of the library at meetings or by post is free to LLL members. For non-members we request a donation of £1/book.

Email: for postal requests.

Pregnancy and Birth

Birth Countdown to Optimal, Sylvie Donna

Spiritual Midwifery Ina May Gaskin
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
The New Experience of Childbirth Sheila Kitzinger

Breastfeeding – general

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by LLLI (4)
Breastfeeding Made Simple Mohrbacher, Kendall Tackett
Breastfeeding Matters, M Minchin
Fit To Bust, Alison Blenkinsop

Toddler breastfeeding/weaning

How weaning happens, Diane Bengson
Adventures in Tandem Nursing, Hilary Flower
Mothering Your Nursing Toddler, Norma Jane Bumgarner (2)

Breastfeeding – special circumstances

Mothering Multiples, Karen Kerkoff Gromada
Breastfeeding Your Premature Baby, Gwen Gotsch
Making More Milk, Diana West (2)
Kangaroo Care, Ludington Hoe
Supporting Sucking Skills (reference only)
Exclusively Pumping Breastmilk, Stephanie Casemore


Nighttime Parenting, William Sears (2)
Three In A Bed, Deborah Jackson
Sleeping With Your Baby, McKenna
Sweet Sleep 


 Working and Breastfeeding

Hirkani's Daughters: women who scale modern mountains to combine breastfeeding and working, Ed. J. Hicks
Nursing Mother, Working Mother, Gale Pryor


How Mothers Love, Naomi Stadlen

Politics, sociology, anthropology of breastfeeding etc.

The Milk of Human Kindness, Solveig Francis et al
Seven Voices One Dream, Cahill
What's a Smart Woman Like You Doing At Home Burton,Dittmer,Loveless

Loving Guidance/ family communication etc.

How To Talk To Teens... Faber, Mazlish
Siblings Without Rivalry, Faber & Mazlish
Nonviolent Communication, Marshall B. Roserberg
Parenting From Your Heart, Inbal Kashtan
Adventures in Gentle Discipline, Hilary Flower
Raising Your Spirited Child, Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Growing Together, LLLI
How To Really Love Your Child, Campbell
Kiss Me!, Carlos Gonzalez
Learning A Loving Way Of Life, Halonen, Mohrbacher
People Skills
Raising Boys, Steve Biddulph
Why Love Matters, Sue Gerhardt

Family life – general

The Fussy Baby, William Sears


My Child Won't eat!, Carlos Gonzales
Baby Led Weaning, Gill Rapley (4)
Natural Baby Food Cookbook, Kenda Wiliams
Starting Solids DVD and leaflet
The Everyday Wholefood Cookbook, Roth Lea

Books for children

Michele the Nursing Toddler, Jane M. Pinczuk
Hello Baby