Celebrating femininity and empathy through images and words

About The Founders

Teika Bellamy - as rendered by Matthew BellamyDr Teika Bellamy is a mother-of-two, founder and editor-in-chief of Mother’s Milk Books. After gaining a Ph.D. in Chemical Research from University College London she went on to conduct postdoctoral research at Imperial College, London. She then taught Chemistry at secondary level at two private schools, first Collingham College in London and then St Mary’s in Cambridge. She took a career break after having her first child and began to explore other avenues of creativity. She became a breastfeeding counsellor shortly before her second child was born and then began to edit and graphically design Feedback – the La Leche League Leaders’ newsletter, producing two bumper issues of the magazine. She has since been a guest editor of Breastfeeding Matters – the La Leche League members’ magazine, and been interviewed by various wonderful bloggers about her role as editor of Mother’s Milk Books. Alongside her ongoing publishing work she writes, draws and paints. She has written articles which have been published in various parenting magazines: New Beginnings, Practical Parenting, The Green Parent, JUNO and The Mother. Her poetry and art have also appeared in Wild Sister and Parent Tribe. To sneak a peek at Teika’s personal blog – which is full of poetry, art and reflections on womanly wildness – please visit: MarijaSmits.

Teika can be contacted via the contact page on this website.

Credit must also go to Tom Bellamy for his role in creating Mother’s Milk Books. His supportive role – as listening ear, critic, and ideas mine – has proved invaluable.