Milky Moments

02 September 2015
Volume 23 · Issue 9


By Ellie Stoneley; illustrated by Jessica D'Alton Goode

Milky Moments is not the usual midwifery academic read; however, it is something of a unique and precious gem of a book. I believe that this book could prove useful to midwives to share with families and the wider public by helping more people to understand that breastfeeding is healthy, normal and gives babies the best start in life.

In terms of normalising breastfeeding in contemporary British society, women are facing the challenge of unlawful bias, inequality and shunning by certain quarters when they choose to publicly breastfeed. This eye-catching, easy-to-read breastfeeding book, aimed at the children of expectant parents or those with a newborn, could also be used in an educative way. By being shared with families, it can be used to help our wider society better understand that breastfeeding is normal, legal in public and a natural way for mothers to choose to nourish their babies. If this message spreads, then in its own way, this book could potentially help reduce the number of cases where women are unlawfully asked to stop breastfeeding in a public area.

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