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.

A Vote for Breastfeeding

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.

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Awards & Reviews

Milky Moments WON the Children’s Book of the Year award at the prestigious People’s Book Prize. This is hugely exciting. The winners are chosen entirely by public vote, which makes the award all the more wonderful and very humbling!! 2016-07-12-21-09-32Hurrah! Thank you!
and oh my word, it’s so important for a little rhyming picture book for children depicting daily family life with breastfeeding as just a normal part of what goes on. The awards were broadcast by Sky TV and were hosted by Sir Frederick Forsyth, Ellie and Jessica both attended and were totally overwhelmed to win.


We had a really exciting adventure yesterday going to the Cambridge University Library and asking if they had a copy of Milky Moments ... they had not just one but two. The hardback and the paperback! Small person was so proud, "that's our book, my Mummy wrote it, it's got my name in, it's about my friends and having milky" ... we're taking Granby back after half term and they're bringing it down to the reading area for us to look at ... a big event 🙂

Is it in your local library? Do let me know if you've borrowed it or suggested it. One lovely Dublin based mother has got it in all the libraries there.

Which reminds me I must chase up the Cambridge library services ...
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Sorry not sorry for nursing in public.

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If you go down with the hideous flu bug that's doing the rounds while you're breastfeeding... keep on breastfeeding...
Great post from Dr Jack Newman...
Be well.
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The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendation that mothers with influenza be separated from their babies and not breastfeed makes no sense. Mothers with influenza should continue to breastfeed...

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Lovely to hear the back story to Ben and Ginnie Sullivan's wonderful #BPportrait award winning painting 'Breech!' ... See MoreSee Less

Don't miss your chance to apply for this year's Award, as entries are closing 22 January 2018. Here is last year's #BPPortrait Award winner, Benjamin Sullivan, talking about his portrait 'Breech!' wi...

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Wonderful wonderful post and photograph ... thankyou so much Emma for sharing, great to know that a little book called Milky Moments is being so enjoyed at the same time as helping to normalise breastfeeding and encouraging children to think of it as just part of their daily lives x ... See MoreSee Less

Here is my son Hadley (6) reading his sisters Paisley Blossom (3) and Pixie Bluebell (2) their favourite bedtime story, we read Milky Moments then have our own Milky Moment before bed ❤️ it’s re...

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Did you know that people have even had Milky Moments themed birthday parties? I love these photographs all the way from Texas 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

So... this just happened! 🙂 My son was three years old on Thursday and requested a 'Milky Moments' birthday party. This is him posing as his namesake, Alexander. (I have lots of other photos if you'...

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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.


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