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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18 hours ago

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That's how it's done...

LEIF Therapies
24 hours old, nursing like a champ! Breast tissue pulses with each suck, jaw movement observed near ear suggests strong vacuum in posterior oral cavity, nutritive sucking pattern, self pacing, and audible swallowing observed! Many thank yous to the generous mama who gave permission for this video to be shared! #freshbaby #colostrum #feedingwithlove #breastfeeding #ibclc #supportpostpartum #postpartumsupport #leiftherapies
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6 days ago

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Phenomenal achievement...History has just been made... Mum and ultra runner #JasminParis has not only won the @montaneofficial Spine Race - 268 miles along the Penine Way - beating the entire field, yep the men too, but she took more than 12 hours off the course record!!!
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To give this some context, she has just run the 268 miles in 83 hours and 12 minutes- 3.5 days with barely a break, and with an elevation the equivalent of 2 x Everests!

The breaks she did take were to eat and to breastfeed her 1 year old. She expressed milk at EVERY SINGLE checkpoint.
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WOW. WOW. WOW!
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An achievement like this should be on the front pages of every newspaper tomorrow (of course it will barely make a ripple). It is impossible to put into words quite what an absolutely awe-inspiring achievement this is.

I saw a video of her finishing, and she was totally fine - like she’d just been for a little stroll. And all she wanted was a cuddle with her baby 😍😍 .

Jasmin, we see you and we bow down before you. You are INCREDIBLE!! #thismumruns (err understatement!)
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2 weeks ago

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*** Exciting news ***

Love Productions, an independent television production company, are producing a current affairs programme for Channel 4 and are looking to hear from parents in the UK about their infant feeding experiences.

Whether you’re intending to breastfeed, bottle feed or combination feed a new baby, or have done recently, they would love to hear from you. Selected participants may be asked to submit short video diaries documenting their feeding experiences or invited to take part in an experiment.

If your baby is between 0-12 months (or you are expecting an arrival in the next two weeks) please get in touch for more information, with no obligation to take part in any filming.

Email: feeding@loveproductions.co.uk
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3 weeks ago

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She was born here 7 years ago this week and today we were invited in to see our Milky Moments illustrations and words on the walls of the rooms I waited in to see midwives, and the newly finished feeding room.

Very emotional morning!

We took in a couple of books for new mums and new mum's to be to look at and maybe be inspired by.

It means the world that we were able to pop in together to see the prints in situ where our journey together started... and I met the amazing women who helped us to breastfeed and a few years later advised about the nursing positions shown in the book.

#milkymomemts #breastfeeding #normalisebreastfeeding #emotional #mummydaughter
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4 weeks ago

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Wonderful news... congratulations Wendy and thankyou for all you do to support breastfeeding mothers with your incredible 'Medication and brrastmilk' serviceHave to share my pride and delight in being awarded MBE in the New Years Honours List for services to mothers and babies through drugs in breastmilk work

Edit - thank you everyone for your congratulations and wonderful comments. I am so humbled by your thoughts. YOU are what makes this work so special and I thank all of you
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4 weeks ago

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I hope you enjoyed a peaceful and joyful Christmas time ... spent the morning here clearing up a mountain of wrapping paper and reflecting on how very blessed we are. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

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For when it's all getting a bit much...To the mama who is feeling like she's failing, who feels like she is constantly juggling all the things. I see you. I get it.

To the mama who is feeling like her feet don't touch the ground at the moment while Christmas crazy takes over. It's ok to say no to some things (or just not show up).

To the mama who locks herself into the bathroom because she just needs to be somewhere that no one can get her for two minutes, I've done that.

For the mama who is in a constant state of anxiety and worry. Worry about the kids, the house, the money, the world. I wish I could take the worry away for a few moments.

Sometimes I think about what would happen if I broke my leg. Would the magic fairies turn up and tell me to sit down, they'll look after my children, the house, the dogs, the business, the finances. It'll all be fine. And then I realise that a broken leg would just mean trying to figure out how to do the school run with a cast on.

Most of the mamas I know don't stop. You never bloody stop. You keep going through it all. You do the day shift and the night shift. You keep going when you're poorly. You keep going when the kids are poorly and the delicate balance of family life is teetering on the edge. You keep going when you've had no sleep, when you've just give birth and to the other extreme, when you've lost someone. Just take a minute and marvel at that. When you're feeling your lowest, that you have no strength left and your cup is bone dry, you carry on.

I don't really have any practical magical solutions. I don't know the magic fairies who will move in and make it all ok. I wish I did. I have no family nearby. It's just me and my little (big) family.

But I'm discovering things that help me.

Doing things I enjoy. I enjoy a good box of biscuits and a game of monopoly or cards. (Even if I loose and the toddler is a nightmare). I make the family go to the beach on the first day of every school holiday. It helps me not feel the overwhelm of feeling like I'm not giving my kids a good holiday. Finding things that prioritise me and when I'm happy the kids are too.

Say no to things/yes to everything
I'm someone who needs just a few activities a week. Otherwise the crazy sets in. I have a good friend of mine who needs to be doing lots of things. Get the balance right. Say yes to things or say no to things. Listen to what YOU need to do.

Be kind to yourself. Please, for fucks sake, start being nice to yourself. It's not something I'm good at. But I'm working on it. It makes a massive difference. Cut yourself some slack. You're human. A pretty wonderful one. But your in a body that is dependent on the weather, the food, the hormones, the sleep. Some days you'll feel fab and others not so. Neither is better than the other. So be kind.

Let go of perfection. I have high standards. But I'm learning to let go. Not everything needs doing today.

Babywear (well I had to include it.) But for real, one of the things I like about it, is that baby or toddler feels happy (or not but at least cuddles, ya know). You have your hands free. Go for a walk, play on your phone, listen to a podcast. Let the sling take the strain for a while.

I want you to know that you are seen and noticed. Your hard work is not for nothing. Even when it feels like it is. Mothering is a gift to the whole world. Thank you. And be kind to you xx
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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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