Could you start the feed during a relaxing story? Our LO has 2 or 3 stories a night - always the V H Caterpillar and ANOther. I've started milk and stories simultaneously, then lights out and into cot with music to try and break the milky sleep thing. It's sort of working... If LO can't see the book you could always tell a story with out one - Bear Hunt, There was an Old Lady are stand bys for when I have no free hands!