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Kate Evans

Press Association

Honest advice and easy-to-follow diagrams, including a hilarious chapter on "Mama Sutra" explaining advanced breastfeeding positions...A laugh-out-loud approach to encourage mums to persevere with breastfeeding.

Fresh and funny, this perfect gift for new mothers is a refreshingly different guide to breastfeeding. Packed with hilarious and stylish graphics, it will entertain the rest of us too: partners, friends and anyone who has ever wondered how it all works.

A perennial favourite with breastfeeding counsellors and those working with new mothers, The Food of Love has the support of the professionals as well as of Kate’s many fans.

Kate Evans

is an active environmental campaigner who has been marrying words and images for political effect for several years. Her award-winning comic reportage is characterised by an ironic, self-deprecating view of the impossibility of perfection in an imperfect world. Her previous books include Funny Weather, also published by Myriad, and Copse, a cartoon history of the roads' protest movement. The Food of Love sequel, BUMP: How to Make, Grow and Birth a Baby, was published by Myriad in April 2014.


The least patronising and most empathetic parenting book I've read. It makes breastfeeding feel normal, achievable and enjoyable. Funny, supportive, packed with up to date information, it celebrates motherhood without glossing over the sometimes difficult realities. I would definitely recommend it to any new mother.

Sheila Kitzinger

Vibrant, exciting, funny – and based on up-to-date research.

Sue Gerhardt, author of Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain

I love your book! It looks very well-written and researched - and great drawings too.

Davina McCall

Amazing - I laughed out loud.

Breastfeeding Mums Blog

One of the wittiest books about breastfeeding I've had the pleasure of reading...extremely well-written and bursting with thoroughly researched breastfeeding information. Covering everything from the first feeds to co-sleeping, it explains all you need to know about breastfeeding in a very comforting and inspirational fashion. A fabulous read...If you're looking for a great gift to give an expectant mother or a new mother who is breastfeeding, then this is the one.

Cathy Fry, Breastfeeding Counsellor

Delightful…genuinely hard to put down, because it was so very readable. Kate’s book is also sound and accurate – she uses research-based evidence as well as personal experience and shows how many mothers cope with a variety of initial difficulties and overcome them. As a breastfeeding counsellor and trainer of peer supporters I love this book – it is truly mother-and-baby-centred.

The Holistic Parent

What a fantastic book! More like a chat over a coffee with a good friend than a text book, Evans' approach – although completely pro-breastfeeding – is totally non-threatening or 'preachy' and is packed full of really useful advice and tips. The NHS should provide every pregnant woman with a copy.

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers

I love this book. It is refreshing in so many ways: beautiful to look at (the cartoons are wonderful); informative and – best of all – funny. I genuinely haven’t been as excited about a breastfeeding book since Fresh Milk.

New Digest, NCT Magazine

A funny, handy guide to help new mothers enjoy their baby and a valuable addition to the existing literature. Cartoon drawings successfully convey the message that breastfeeding is lovely and easy, yet Kate Evans also includes the latest facts and research surrounding breastfeeding as well as a useful section on further resources and references. Full of practical tips, it will meet the needs of many new mums and be of use to breastfeeding counsellors, antenatal teachers, midwives and health professionals.

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers Magazine

Reading this book really does feel like chatting to a friend.

RRP £12.99 pbk
208 pages • 210 x 210mm
ISBN: 978-0-95493-095-0

Published 6 November 2008

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E-ISBN: 978-1-90843-483-8

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RRP 20 euros pbk
208 pages • 210 x 210mm
ISBN: 978-84-92559-52-7
Available in Spanish from Virus Editorial

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