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The best and most inspiring breastfeeding quotes

As breastfeeding mothers, we tend to feel lonely during our breastfeeding journeys sometimes, whether it’s due to being the only one who breastfeeds, or due to being in an environment full of bias and judgement. We sometimes feel a deep need to relate to others in some way, to feel that what we’re doing is normal and beautiful, which it is. Always remember that what you’re doing is biologically normal, natural and healthy for both you and your baby. Knowledge is key.

Here are 50 of my favorite breastfeeding quotes, ranging from funny, empowering, quotes by famous people, poetic to just simply being the best quotes for breastfeeding mothers to relate to, you’re sure to find one that resonates with you.

10 best breastfeeding quotes

“It’s such a beautiful journey, and it doesn’t last long.” – Wholistic momma

“Breastfeeding is a mother’s gift to herself, her baby and the earth.” – Pamela K Wiggins

“My favorite sound is right before a baby latches on; it’s this giggle of joy that is heaven sent.” – Karalynn

“Bottles fill his stomach, but breastfeeding fills his soul.” – Diane Wiessinger, IBCLC

“If a multinational company developed a product that was a nutritionally balanced and delicious food, a wonder drug that both prevented and treated disease, cost almost nothing to produce and could be delivered in quantities controlled by the consumers’ needs, the very announcement of their find would send their shares rocketing to the top of the stock market. The scientists who developed the product would win prizes and the wealth and influence of everyone involved would increase dramatically. Women have been producing such a miraculous substance, breastmilk, since the beginning of human existence.” – Gabrielle Palmer

“Breastfeeding is a gift that lasts a lifetime.” – Author unknown

“A newborn has only three demands. They are warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breastfeeding satisfies all three.” – Dr. Grantly Dick-Read

“It is the lucky child who still breastfeeds past two years old.” – Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop

“The whole human world is born from the womb of mothers, and if we can’t make the motherly act of breastfeeding free from stigma in such a world, then it’s an insult to our very existence as a species.”-Abhijit Naskar

“Mothers and babies form an inseparable biological and social unit; the health and nutrition of one group cannot be divorced from the health and nutrition of the other.” – World Health Organization

10 Funny breastfeeding quotes

“My husband and I share the load, I breastfeed because he can’t, and he sleeps because I can’t.” – Author unknown

“Human milk is like ice cream, penicillin, and the drug ecstasy all wrapped up in two pretty packages.” – Florence Williams

“A breastfeeding support kit from a formula company is like a vegetarianism support kit from a pig farmer.” – Annie

“Don’t bite the boob that feeds you.” – Author unknown

“If we wear our nursing covers backwards like capes, then everyone can see we’re breastfeeding superheroes.” – Cassi Clark

An ounce of breast milk is even more potent than the finest tequila.” – Tori Amos

As a breastfeeding mother you are basically just meals on heels.” – Kathy Lette

“I make milk. What’s your superpower?” – Author unknown

“I feel like a milk maid, but it is worth it.” – Miranda Kerr

Don’t cry over spilled milk. Unless it’s breast milk, in which case, cry a lot.” – Author unknown

10 Empowering breastfeeding quotes

“It’s not about my right to breastfeed; it’s about my child’s right to eat.” – Author unknown

“This baby needs my milk, not your opinion.” – Author unknown

“Breastfeeding isn’t just about milk; It is also about love.” – Author unknown

“Breastfeeding is 90% determination and 10% milk production.” – Author unknown

“Breastfeeding is a gift that lasts a lifetime.” – Author unknown

“Breastfeeding is not always easy, but it is always worth it.” – Author unknown

“Breastfeeding is empowering. It’s an accomplishment that takes dedication I didn’t realize I possessed.” – Author unknown

“While breastfeeding may not seem the right choice for every parent, it is the best choice for every baby.” – Amy Spangler

“Breastfeeding is nature’s health plan.” – Author Unknown

“Something as simple as better breastfeeding could save a million children a year.” – Anne M Mulcahy

10 best breastfeeding quotes by famous people

“When a baby is near his source of milk and comfort, he does not have to use much energy to get his mother’s attention; he can use this energy to grow instead.” – Sears and Sears.

“Breastfeeding is an instinctual and natural act, but it is also an art that is learned day by day. The reality is that almost all women can breastfeed, have enough milk for their babies and learn how to overcome problems both large and small. It is almost always simply a matter of practical knowledge and not a question of good luck. – La Leche League International

Mother’s milk is, I think, a symbol of compassion. Without mother’s milk we cannot survive, so our first act as a baby together with our mother is sucking milk from our mother, with a feeling of great closeness. At that time, we may not know how to express what love is, what compassion is, but there is a strong feeling of closeness. From the mother’s side also, if there is no strong feeling of closeness toward the baby, her milk may not flow readily. So, mother’s milk is, I think, a symbol of compassion and human affection.”-The Dalai Lama

“If it seems like I’m always breastfeeding, it’s because I am.” – Emily Ratajkowski

“I think people are more comfortable sexualizing breasts than relating them to what they were made for, which is feeding another human.” – Alyssa Milano

“Some people think they don’t have to breastfeed, and I think ‘Are you going to give chemical food to your child when they are so little?’ I think there should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months.” – Gisele Bundchen

“After seven months of motherhood, breastfeeding helped me to tone my body up to get back to acting.” – Lara Dutta

“Breastfeeding has been one of the best experiences of my life. I love it! I can’t stop! I think I’m going to breastfeed him until he goes to college. I’m hooked.” – Shakira

“A baby nursing at a mother’s breast is an undeniable affirmation of our rootedness in nature.” – David Suzuki

“I lost most of my weight from breastfeeding and I encourage women to do it, it’s just so good for the baby and good for yourself.” – Beyonce

10 Poetic breastfeeding quotes

“Breastmilk is love turned into food it takes someone special to share that love.” – Human Milk 4 Human Babies

“Nursing does not diminish the beauty of a woman’s breasts; it enhances their charm by making them look lived in and happy.” – Robert A. Heinlein

“The natural power of breastfeeding is one of the greatest wonders of the world. It is about real love. It is about caring and celebrating the wondrous joy of nurturing a new life. It is about enjoying being a woman.” – Anwar Fazal

“Breastfeeding reminds us of the universal truth of abundance; the more we give out, the more we are filled up, and that divine nourishment – the source from which all draw is, like a mother’s breast, ever full and ever flowing.” – Sarah Buckley

“Breastfeeding is an instrumental metaphor for how love works. In a way, you don’t decide how much and how deeply to love – you respond to the beloved and give with joy exactly as much as they want.” – Marni Jackson

“When you hold a child to your breast to nurse, the curve of the little head echoes exactly the curve of the breast it suckles, as though this new person truly mirrors the flesh from which it sprang.” – Diana Gabaldon

“Breastfeeding is a beautiful thing, one of the most beautiful things that exist in nature. Think about how a woman can literally feed her baby with her body! In my eyes, this is a certain form of beauty, of divinity! To know that my baby can not only form and bring another human being into the world but that I can actually feed babies with my own milk from my own breasts- that puts me in a state of awe each time I think about it. It is an honor to be a woman.” – C. JoyBell C

“With his small head pillowed against your breast and your milk warming his insides, your baby knows a closeness to you. He is gaining a firm foundation in an important era of life – he is learning about love.” – Author unknown

“When I nursed my precious son, it was just me and him. The world fell flat, along with all my worries and frustrations. At that moment together, he was happy, and the love between us became certain. Our body rhymes would sync, our heartbeats and breath as one. This was our time.” – Maranda Bower

“When I see my precious son gaze into my eyes and grin that milky grin – the same eyes that looked into mine minutes after he careened out of my body; the eyes that convinced me that my only job was to keep this child thriving with the miraculous resources given to me through my body – not much else matters.” – Mayim Bialik

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