About Pinky

About Pinky McKay

Pinky McKay is one of Australia’s most recognised and respected breastfeeding experts. She’s an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and best-selling author of 4 titles including Parenting By Heart and Sleeping Like a Baby, (Penguin Random House). Pinky specializes in gentle parenting styles that honour mothers’ natural instincts to respond to their babies.

An award winning Business Woman, Pinky is the creator of Boobie Foods, all natural and organic foods to nourish breastfeeding mothers and she also offers a Business Bootcamp for Lactation Consultants in Private Practice.

Pinky’s work is inspired by her passion to see ‘every mother with a baby in her arms and a smile on her face.’ She says, “support is essential for all new mothers and the professionals who work with them – by lifting each other, women thrive, mothers can reach their breastfeeding goals and families can enjoy a gentle, connected beginning.

Pinky’s ‘get real’, no-nonsense approach, along with a blend of humour, sharp wit and wisdom, make her an expert source for national publications and major network TV. Her real-world experience stems from being the mother of five and grandmother of four.

Pinky has spoken across Australia, New Zealand and the United states and has presented a popular Tedx talk, ‘Surrender is Not a Dirty Word’. Her reach extends worldwide through her books, e-programs, blogs and highly engaged facebook and instagram pages.

Pinky McKay’s books and ePrograms are available on her website www.shopwithpinky.com

For media and speaking enquiries, contact media@pinkymckay.com

I had severe post-natal depression when I had my daughter..i remember reaching out to you as during 3 x 6 week stays in mother baby units they were forcing CIO on me and my daughter. Instinctively I knew it wasn't right for us. Your words gave me the strength to stand up for what I wanted even though I was in the darkest headspace. I have read all your books since and they have been amazing and so encouraging.


Reading Pinky’s books while pregnant with our first was a breath of fresh air- they gave us the confidence to follow our hearts (rather than well meaning advice that confused us and just didnt feel right). They have turned into well loved and dog eared reference tools. From sleep, to crying, to toddlers, Pinky has all the bases covered for successful parenting. Thank you Pinky!

Dale & Katherine Beaumont, Sydney, Australia
Parents & Creators of the "Secrets Exposed" series

@hotpinkmama fantastic to meet you. Love your books too. New mums, check out Pinky McKay

Dannii Minogue
(Via Twitter)

The confidence your wisdom instils in new mums is parenting gold!

mother of a three month old

An acknowledged saviour of parental sanity Australia-wide, Pinky sagely encourages parents to trust their instincts, and supports gentle parenting styles that are ‘heart’ led.


This woman is worth her weight in gold. Best parenting speaker ever