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.


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Sharon's story: My daughter is now 5 years old and the battle to successfully feed her myself is what helped me recover from a very traumatic birth. She was my 3rd pregnancy and all was well until a h...

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Ha! I just realised that yesterday 3 years ago I took a pillow case full of proofs, artwork and dreams to Pinter and Martin for the first time ... and they said yes they'd publish Milky Moments.

3 years later we're on the 5th print run (I think, maybe more) and have won the Children's Book of the Year award and I love the fact that Milky Moments is helping to normalise breastfeeding all around the world (particularly in Ireland and New Zealand!!).

Thank you for all the love, enthusiasm and support.
Ellie x
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this is horrendous ... any Usbourne Publishing types here that can feed some 'constructive' comments back? not the messages to give to boys ... "grown up and attractive"??????
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Wtf? From the Usborne Publishing book 'Growing up for Boys': Girls have breasts for two reasons - for feeding babies and looking grown-up and attractive.

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Today marks the first day of Black Breastfeeding Week! "Black Breastfeeding Week was created because for over 40 years there has been a gaping racial disparity in breastfeeding rates." #blackwomendob...

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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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