Milky Moments is a beautiful rhyming picture book for children and their families. Written by Ellie Stoneley, the book tells stories of family life and depicts breastfeeding as a very normal part of it. With hand painted illustrations by Jessica D’Alton Goode, Milky Moments was published in May 2015 by Pinter and Martin.
The first print run sold out, and the book is now available worldwide on every major book site online and from many independent (and chain booksellers). Milky Moments received a warm welcome from parents, children and healthcare professionals and only 5 star reviews from around the world. Cards and limited edition signed and numbered prints are now for sale on this site, along with a numbered collectable knitted bear called Eric (he stars in the book), and collectable felted nursing dolls. You can also find you all you need to know about buying a copy of Milky Moments on this website.
Milky Moments has won an award.
A huge massive enormous (and very prestigious … and voted for by the public) award.read more
Voting for the 2015/16 Children’s book of the year in the prestigious People’s Book Prize is now open … until the day of the award ceremony on 12th July. Please do consider voting, and telling everyone you know to, for Milky Moments.read more
Ellie Stoneley, author of Milky Moments, was interviewed by another author, Menna Van Praag, for Book Mark.read more
Awards & Reviews
Milky Moments has been voted through to the final of the children’s book category of the prestigious People’s Book Prize. This is hugely exciting. The winners are chosen entirely by public vote, and this little book WON the Autumn voting heat. Thank you so much to those who voted, you’ll be having to click VOTE again for Milky Moments in May when the public vote reopens. The winner is announced live on Sky TV at the end of May … all terribly exciting and very humbling!! Hurrah! Thank you! and oh my word, what to wear???
Milky Moments by Ellie Stoneley and illustrated by Jessica D’Alton Goode
“A delightful picture book that normalizes breastfeeding for young children. I was entranced by the images; they brought me back to my own childhood which was surrounded by family, nursing women and a feeling of happiness and love.” – Jacque Gerrard, Director for England, Royal College of Midwives
“A welcome addition to many a bookshelf.” – La Leche League, GB
“the words capture everything I’ve ever wanted to tell my children about breastfeeding” – Claire, mother of two.
At home, in hospital or out and about, every beautifully illustrated scene tells a story about day-to-day family life and loving milky moments.
Heart-warming, enchanting and fun, with a small bear called Eric to find on every page, this is a book to treasure that children will love to explore time and again.
With careful attention paid to positioning, Milky Moments also gently educates and informs about breastfeeding, whatever your age.