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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1 day ago

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The power of love...
Wonderful story of determination and motherhood.✨ ADOPTION & BREASTFEEDING ✨

“I’ve been asked a lot lately (especially this last week) if I am still nursing Emelia. - 16 months and we are still going strong! Of course this picture looks cozy and peaceful and it was. It was a special quiet moment that we had in an otherwise busy weekend a couple weeks ago. It was why I snapped a picture. I had no intention of sharing it at the time. But this scene was not how our nursing journey began.

Between her severe tongue and lip tie and multiple procedures to correct them and my body reacting with excruciating vasospasms making me dread every single nursing session, we started our journey with lots and lots of tears between the two of us and not knowing if I could continue. I spent months preparing my body to nurse (I used the Newman-Goldfarb protocol for anyone interested). My husband knew that this would be a special thing for us if I could just get past this part so he was constantly encouraging me through it.

This has been a very healing experience for me. My body has been able to nourish her and help her grow...something I had no part in before she came to us. In an area where my body had failed me time and time again it was finally doing something wonderful.

Sometimes I wonder if I should even be sharing something so personal but then I remember that the only reason this was even possible for me is because a woman shared it with me years ago. So I do it for the woman reading this who didn’t know this was possible, maybe feeling that her body is broken and is losing hope in ever being able to have an experience that comes so easily for others. First of all, you are perfect the way you are and nursing or even being able to give birth are not the things that define a mother, but I see you. I have felt that too.

This is something I wanted to do for US. And it was a good choice for our family. I know not all mommas choose to nurse or can nurse and that is most certainly ok. As my beautiful friend High Five For Love Photography said the other day, “Let’s #normalizebreastfeeding but let’s also normalize supporting mothers because really - we are all just doing our best.”

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2 weeks ago

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As world breastfeeding week 2019 ends and every day global breastfeeding life continues as usual, enjoy this glorious video
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4 weeks ago

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Nights are long and the years are short...
wonderful Mayim Bialik...
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4 weeks ago

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Very important in this heatIt’s important to keep your baby cool when you’re out and about. Attach a clip-on sunshade to the pram to keep your baby out of direct sunlight and monitor their temperature by feeling their tummy or the back of their neck.

Prams and buggies should not be covered with blankets, cloths or any cover that prevents the air from circulating. Covering a pram or buggy with a blanket could lead to overheating, which increases the chance of SIDS.
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4 weeks ago

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Not my usual kind of post on this page, but here's the tale of a small would be Mama... my daughter's hamster...

Something funny, furry and fascinating to cheer you up and offset the vile reality of current political bollocks around the world... read on and, midway through, watch the little video clip with the sound turned up.

So... small person plays the piano... she also has a hamster... called Herbie... Herbie has her cage beside the piano and has always come charging out when small person plays, particularly a tune called Lightly Row, and lately to her concert piece Long Long Ago. The other day we noticed when Herber came out that she started singing... a little chirpy pipping kind of sound...(watch the video at this point with sound on)... she then, when we held her afterwards, chatted away. The chatting got more frequent as did the singing.

This week, small person is away from home for a few days, both Herbie and I have missed her and spent a bit more time together than usual. She kept coming out and sitting looking atvthe piano and chatting...I played the tune to her and she started her little chatty song and ran around in her cage.

Anyway I was a bit concerned something might be wrong and the cute noises might actually be hamster speak for, "I hurt", or " stop that racket" small person was a bit fretful before she went away and the last thing i wanted was for her to come back home to a dead hamster. So I rang the vet...the receptionist said she'd not heard anything like it...she asked a very who was also perplexed and said to being little Herb into see their small animal specialist.

So I took Herbie, in a Thai food take away box, to the vet. I was that person talking to a small cardboard box surrounded by labradors and cats. The vet ushered us in, she weighed Herb and examined her, said she was clearly loved and in great shape. Then she listened as Herb joined in our conversation and then she watched the video. She examined Herbie's bits and announced she's on heat (in a hamster way)... apparently in the wild these little fellows live in community tunnels just below the snow line and communicate with each other particularly when in mating season with these little chirping sounds. The vet then asked what key small person's piano tunes were in...the key of C... and she said that it was probably a key that resonated with the hamster (in a way say A flat minor wouldn't) and that horney little Herbie has fallen in love with the piano and the music has caused her to call out to it maybe imaginings virile handsome male hamster.. and now with small person away is pining for her pianoy mate

She went on to explain the way a hamsters nether parts work and said Herb is a sociable little soul but maybe lonely. I asked about breeding her but apparently she is a bit old at a year and a half... I painted out that I had small person at 47, she said it was possible but with significant risk...so a choice I made for myself isn't one I feel I can make for small person's per.

Her singing will apparently follow a cycle (akin to our monthly cycles) and when her heat phase passes will cease..in meantime she needs to keep on keeping on with music and lots of handling and just enjoying her happy hamster life with us 🙂

Anyway so I hugged the lovely vet and took Herbie (in her take away box) for a celebration latte (she had a bit of tortilla, apparently is good protein for hamsters) and brought her home and played her a tune in C major then gave her a bit of broccoli and a cuddle and now I can hear our happy little love struck hamster singing away, calling out to the piano to play her another tune... so I'd best oblige!

Herbie the musical hamster...
#BuggerBoris she is what the world needs!
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4 weeks ago

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Cambridge based Mumas...Hi lovelies,

I'm a mum of 3 week old premature (born at 34+6) twins in Cambridge. I'm hoping someone can help me to feed my babies.
I had a fairly traumatic start to motherhood and my supply isn't great.
If anyone has milk to share I'd love it if you could drop me a message.
I am 3 weeks post c-section so can't drive just yet, so the more local the better as I will have to organise collection somehow.

Big love <3
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4 weeks ago

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In this heatwave...Breastmilk is all an exclusively breastfed baby needs during the warm summer weather, even on very hot, humid days. The composition of your breast milk will change in response to the need of your baby - a higher water content in the hot weather and a higher fat content in the colder months.

www.lllc.ca/tuesday-tip-breastfeeding-hot-weather
[Photo: a mother breastfeeding her baby in the sun on a beach; Text: Offering to breastfeed frequently in warm weather gives your baby plenty of opportunities to quench their thirst and stay hydrated.]
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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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