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Inspiring Breastfeeding Quotes

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If you have landed on this breastfeeding quotes page, you are most likely in need of some encouraging words about breastfeeding.

I totally understand your struggles since sometimes breastfeeding can be challenging for us moms. I remember going through major wave of frustration and joy when breastfeeding my daughter, especially in the first 6 months of her life. However,  overall it can be a highly rewarding task, and both you and your baby can benefit from it. And not only in the short term!

This is exactly why I gathered the best quotes about breastfeeding. Thus, you might be more encouraged to start or continue nursing your baby. Because anyone that’s ever breastfed gets it- it’s hard mama! 

The Most Amazing Benefits of Breastfeeding

Before checking out all of our inspiring breastfeeding quotes, let’s quickly review the main benefits of breastfeeding. If you were in need of a confidence boost or a reminder of why you’re breastfeeding, hopefully this short review will help! 

Here are just a few of the amazing health benefits of breastfeeding:

  • Your breast milk contains every nutrient your baby needs in the first 6 months of their life. Plus, in the right proportions!
  • Breastfed babies are less vulnerable to numerous health issues.
  • Breastfeeding promotes ideal weight for the baby.
  • Breastfeeding has a positive impact on the baby’s brain development in the long term.
  • If you are breastfeeding your baby you are more likely to lose weight.
  • The involution of your uterus (the process when your uterus goes back to its previous size) may be faster following childbirth.
  • For you, it can mean a lower risk for depression and other diseases such as arthritis, high blood pressure, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes.
  • And many more!

Due to the seemingly endless benefits of breastfeeding, it’s absolutely worth choosing this form of feeding over formula feeding (when possible). Don’t you think?

Related read: 10 Quick and Healthy Breastfeeding Snacks in Under 5 Minutes

Breastfeeding Quotes to Encourage You

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

“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

The benefits to the mother of immediate breastfeeding are innumerable, not the least of which after the weariness of labor and birth is the emotional gratification, the feeling of strength, the composure, and the sense of fulfillment that comes with the handling and suckling of the baby.” – Ashley Montague

“Breastfeeding is a gift that lasts a lifetime.” – Unknown

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

“If a new vaccine became available that could prevent one million or more child deaths a year, and that was moreover cheap, safe, administered orally, and required no cold chain, it would become an immediate public health imperative. Breastfeeding can do all of this and more, but it requires its own ‘warm chain’ of support – that is, skilled care for mothers to build their confidence and show them what to do, and protection from harmful practices. If this warm chain has been lost from the culture or is faulty, then it must be made good by health services.” – Lancet, A Warm Chain For Breastfeeding

Human milk is not just a food; it also complements the immaturity of organs in infants.” – Peter Hartmann

“Mother’s milk, time-tested for millions of years, is the best nutrient for babies because it is nature’s perfect food.” – Robert S. Mendelsohn

Related read: 11 Mom Motivation Quotes for When You Need Them

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“Breastfeeding is an unsentimental 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

A newborn baby 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.” – Grantly Dick-Read

“Imagine that the world had created a new ‘dream product’ to feed and immunize everyone born on earth. Imagine also that it was available everywhere, required no storage or delivery, and helped mothers plan their families and reduce the risk of cancer. Then imagine that the world refused to use it.” – Frank Oski

The feeding schedule surprised me a lot. If you kind of do the math, you’re kind of breastfeeding for 10 hours a day total. It’s very loving and sweet, but it’s not easy. It’s hard to work your entire day around getting her the nourishment she needs because [babies] are just little animals.” – Chrissy Teigen

“Bread is a kind of successor to the motherly breast, and it has been over the centuries responsible for the sighs of satisfaction.” – Margaret Visser

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 we all draw is, like a mother’s breast, forever full and eternally flowing.” – Sara Buckley

Related read: Breastfeeding Tips: Problems and Solutions

Normalizing Breastfeeding Quotes

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“It is true that breasts can induce sexual tension in men, but truer than that is the fact, that breasts are the primary and healthiest source of nutrition for the infant, so, if men can’t use their higher mental faculty of self-restraint at the sight of breastfeeding at public places, then it’s not the women who need to change their breastfeeding place, it’s the men who need to work on their character.” – Abhijit Naskar

I’m an advocate of ‘indiscreet’ breastfeeding – the more that people see babies at the breast, the more normal it will be.” – Dr. Jack Newman

“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

Funny Breastfeeding Quotes

“There are three reasons for breastfeeding: the milk is always at the right temperature; it comes in attractive containers’ and the cat can’t get it.” – Irena Chalmers

If anything else woke up every 45 minutes during the night demanding to see my wife’s breasts, you kill it.” – Ryan Reynolds

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


“We all have nipples. I don’t care who I offend; my baby wants to eat.” – Selma Blair

I feel like a milkmaid, but it is worth it.” – Miranda Kerr

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

Related read: Mom Favorites: Breastfeeding Clothes and Nursing Tops

Breastfeeding is Challenging But Beautiful

As you could also see from our collection of breastfeeding quotes, breastfeeding has its own beauty. Even if you sometimes feel like giving up, remember that despite the struggles, in the end, it will be 100% worth being a breastfeeding mom.

If you are struggling, don’t hesitate to get professional help. You can always start with local La Leche meetings, schedule a consult with a lactation specialist, or talk to your pediatrician for further recommendations. You don’t have to (and shouldn’t!) have to face any breastfeeding issues alone. Chances are there’s a mother that’s been through the situation you are in- so connect with other mamas in your community and don’t forget to ask for help so you can focus on nourishing your own mental health and baby! 

Plus, you can always come back here and read again these inspiring quotes to gain some strength. 🙂

Which quote did you like the most? Let me know in the comments.

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