Celebrating femininity and empathy through images and words
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Mother’s Milk Books is a small, family-run press that publishes high-quality, beautiful books for adults and children that normalize breastfeeding and celebrate femininity and empathy. There are very few books on the market that illustrate the natural beauty of the breastfeeding mother-child dyad, and we at Mother’s Milk Books would like to change that!

Latest News

Founder and Managing Editor, Dr Teika Bellamy is delighted to be the recipient of the 2015 Women in Publishing New Venture Award for pioneering work on behalf of under-represented groups in society. You can read more about it here.

Our latest publication, Baby X, the debut novel by Rebecca Ann Smith which is a “feminist Brave New World for the twenty-first century”, weaving science and medical ethics into an intimate thriller, has already started to gain excellent reviews, with Amazon bestselling author, Emily Organ writing:

“Rebecca has written an extremely thought-provoking tale about science and motherhood which made me question whether the two can ever be compatible. It’s a sophisticated debut which raises more questions than it answers. It will leave you thinking long after you’ve finished the last page.”

Having taken an unprecedented number of pre-orders for the novel, it promises to be the must-read summer book. You can order your paperback copy from our online store here, or buy a copy for your Kindle.


Oy Yew

In other news, our first ever children’s book, Oy Yew, by Ana Salote, which was longlisted for the Times/Chicken House prize for children’s fiction, recently became a 2015 Wishing Shelf Book Awards finalist as well as a category finalist in the prestigious U.S. Eric Hoffer Awards. It has also been shortlisted for the 2016 International Rubery Book Award. Oy Yew is available to buy from our shop as a paperback. (The Kindle version is out now too.) Oy Yew is suitable for any reader aged 8 upwards, and it has already garnered a significant number of fans, with reviewers writing that it is, “Destined to be a classic.” And that: This book entertains on so many levels. Charles Kingsley meets Jasper Fforde with shades of Gormenghast. The first chapter of Oy Yew can be read here; we hope it is enticement enough to make you want to read more! And if you’d like to know more about Oy, come and meet him on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OyYew 


Greetings cards and prints, featuring some of the beautiful art and poetry from our first title Musings on Mothering continue to be popular. To buy any of our products from our online shop, using Paypal, debit/credit card, bank transfer or cheque, please visit the shop pages of this website.

If you are interested in buying multiple copies of any of our titles, we can organize a bulk discount for you. If you’d like to order via email and pay by cheque, through the post, we can organize that too! Simply get in touch via the contact page to find out more.

Milestones of Motherhood

In other news, our newest author, Clare Cooper is currently working on a non-fiction book entitled Milestones of Motherhood (due to be published in 2017). If you’d like to get involved by sharing insights into your own milestones of  motherhood please do visit the book’s Facebook page, or contact Clare on: milestonesofmotherhood@yahoo.co.uk if you’d like to complete a questionnaire or to share your thoughts on what motherhood means to you.

Mother’s Milk Books has many more plans in the pipeline… do visit our blog for an insight into the workings of the press, and subscribe to our email newsletter to receive news updates. Thank you very much for your interest and for helping us to achieve our dream!