About The Press
Mother’s Milk Books is run solely by at-home mother and founder Dr Teika Bellamy (although husband Tom helps in spare moments – he’s an especially good proofreader!). Mother’s Milk Books receives no grant funding and the press survives purely through sales of books, cards and prints. The press was set up in 2011 and our first title Musings on Mothering, edited by Teika Bellamy, was published in September 2012. This charity anthology of art, poetry and prose about pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding continues to raise funds for La Leche League GB, a breastfeeding support charity. Musings on Mothering was met with critical acclaim and sold over 300 copies in the first two weeks after publication – quite a feat for a small press publishing a book on a supposedly ‘niche’ topic!
Our second title, Letting Go, by Angela Topping, published in September 2013 also met with critical acclaim. Look At All The Women, by Cathy Bryant, was published on 28th May 2014 and is receiving some rather wonderful positive feedback! And thanks to the creative folk who keep my email inbox full of fantastic manuscripts we have many more books in the pipeline.
We also produce greetings cards on a mothering/breastfeeding theme as well as general greetings cards. Art and poetry prints, which make for lovely gifts, can also be found in our online store.
Mother's Milk Books receives no grant funding and makes no profit. Most of our projects simply break even, and all those involved with the running of the press are currently volunteers who do all this endless work simply for the love of the idea that femininity and empathy should be celebrated through images and words. If you want us to keep producing the books you want, then please do make a donation. It will go towards website running costs and the upfront costs of printing.
Any amount of donation is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Teika Bellamy and Helen Lloyd