75 Breastfeeding Quotes that will Give You All the Feels

Breastfeeding, while (for some reason) a controversial practice, is also a fact of life! For many new moms, breastfeeding can simultaneously be an amazing bonding experience as well as a painful, exhausting, and downright bizarre practice. Whether you are looking for some wisdom from experienced moms or just want to laugh about it so you don’t cry, here’s 75 inspirational, hilarious, or relatable breastfeeding quotes.

75 Breastfeeding Quotes that will Give You All the Feels

  1. Children don’t just get milk from breastfeeding, they get our energy too. -Stephen Gaskin


  1. Don’t cry over spilled milk. Unless it’s breastmilk, in which case, cry a lot. -Unknown


  1. There are three reasons for breast-feeding: the milk is always at the right temperature; it comes in attractive containers, and the cat can’t get it. -Irena Chalmers


  1. Nursing gives you superhuman powers. How else could I be doing all this when I’m usually a sleepaholic? -Gwen Stefani


  1. 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

  1. Accomplish one small thing a day. Maybe it’s cleaning that counter, maybe it’s writing one thank-you note. Don’t make the task too difficult. For the rest, you’re healing a uterus; adding millions of cells to your baby’s brain (though it might sometimes feel as if they are being siphoned off from your own); developing his liver, heart, and lungs; boosting his immune system; and maintaining the integrity of his intestines ”¦ you’re a busy lady! All while sprawled comfortably on the couch. Multi-tasking raised to an art form! -La Leche League International


  1. 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, ever full and ever flowing. -Sarah Buckley


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


  1. Something as simple as better breastfeeding could save a million children a year. -Anne M Mulcahy


  1. I feel like a milkmaid, but it is worth it. -Miranda Kerr

  1. As a breastfeeding mother, you are basically just meals on heels. -Kathy Lette


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


  1. My opinion is that anybody offended by breastfeeding is staring too hard. -David Allen


  1. The natural power of breastfeeding is one of the greatest wonders of the world. It is about real love, it is about caring for and celebrating the wondrous joy of nurturing a new life, it is about enjoying being a woman. -Anwar Fazal


  1. There is no substitute for mother’s milk. -Martin H. Fischer


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


  1. Breastfeeding is amazing; you can actually feel your stomach shrink with every feed. -Melanie Brown


  1. Breastfeeding is nature’s health plan. -Author Unknown


  1. 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


  1. They do say breastfeeding is nature’s lipo. -Ana Ortiz

Selma Blair couldn’t be more correct with this breastfeeding quote:

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


  1. A little child born yesterday a thing on mother’s milk and kisses fed. -Homer


  1. It seems as if every month brings another study showing that breast milk is what Ponce de LeÃn should have been searching for. -Nicholas Day

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


  1. 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


  1. So quiet down cobwebs, dust go to sleep. I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep. -Ruth Hulburt Hamilton

Speaking the Truth about Breastfeeding

  1. 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


  1. The days are long, but the years are short. -Gretchen Rubin


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


  1. I see my body as an instrument, rather than an ornament. -Alanis Morissette


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

  1. My body, my life, became the landscape of my son’s life. I am no longer merely a thing living in the world; I am a world. -Sarah Manguso


  1. The moment she had laid the child to the breast both became perfectly calm. -Isak Dinesen


  1. Everything has changed, and yet, I am more me than I have ever been. -Iain Thomas


  1. If you have milk, you have milk, and if they’re hungry, they’re hungry. -Salma Hayek


  1. 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


  1. 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

  1. Breasts are a scandal because they shatter the border between motherhood and sexuality. -Iris Marion Young


  1. It’s something that is not necessarily instinctive. There are messes and there are different techniques and styles. -Tatyana Ali


  1. 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


  1. 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


  1. An honour! were not I thine only nurse, I would say thou hadst suck’d wisdom from thy teat. -William Shakespeare


  1. Breastfeeding does not have to be hard. Breastfeeding is natural. With rare exceptions, it becomes hard only because of all the interference caused by the medicalization of birth and unsupportive culture. Animals breastfeed instinctively with no need for supplementation, classes, or support. We as humans also have these instincts. We have become so disconnected. Breastfeeding my children has been one of my greatest joys in life, and I am filled with sorrow when I imagine how many mothers and infants haven’t been able to experience this because of misinformation. -Adrienne Carmack


  1. Breastfeeding is a gift that lasts a lifetime. -Author Unknown


  1. The influence of bottle-feeding makes many people think that ”˜nipple sucking’ is breastfeeding. It is not. If the baby sucks his mother’s nipples as he would a bottle teat, it damn well hurts. -Gabrielle Palmer


  1. 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


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


  1. Mother’s milk is soul food for babies. The babies of the world need a lot more soul food. -Ina May Gaskin


  1. Mother knows breast. -Author Unknown

  1. “After we got home from the hospital, I didn’t shower for a week, and then John and I were like, ‘Let’s go out for dinner.’ I could last only about an hour because my boobs were exploding. When the milk first comes in, it’s like a tsunami. But we went, just to prove to ourselves that we could feel normal for a second.” -Emily Blunt


  1. We should understand the mother and child as a mutually responsive dyad. They are a symbiotic unit that make each other healthier and happier in mutual responsiveness. This expands to other caregivers too. -Darcia Narvaez


  1. It sucks the life out of you. -Kathleen Reed


  1. Does breast milk come in chocolate? -Author Unknown

A Super Hero Breastfeeding Quote

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

  1. “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


  1. “Breastfeeding is not sexual, it’s natural.” -Candice Swanepoel


  1. Don’t bite the boob that feeds you. -Unknown


  1. Breast milk is better than any udder milk! -Author Unknown


  1. Mother’s creed: Breastfeed. -Terri Guillemets


  1. Do not nurse a kid who wears braces. -Author Unknown


  1. Who fed me from her gentle breast And hushed me in her arms to rest, And on my cheek sweet kisses prest? My Mother. -Anne Taylor


  1. “Love as powerful as your mother’s leaves its own mark”¦To have been loved so deeply”¦ Will give us some protection forever.” -J.K. Rowling


  1. There is no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one. -Uknown
  1. Biologically, they’re not made for sexual things; that’s what we’ve done to them. -Alyssa Milano

  1. Breastfeeding is a natural “safety net” against the worst effects of poverty. If the child survives the first month of life (the most dangerous period of childhood) then for the next four months or so, exclusive breastfeeding goes a long way toward canceling out the health difference between being born into poverty and being born into affluence…. It is almost as if breastfeeding takes the infant out of poverty for those first few months in order to give the child a fairer start in life and compensate for the injustice of the world into which it was born. -James P. Grant
  1. My attitude is, if someone sees a little somethin’ somethin’, don’t look if you don’t like it. -Kourtney Kardashian

   67. I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy. I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it. -Art Williams

  1. My birth instructor said this”¦ The breast is like a muscle you haven’t used yet. ”˜Remember taking up a new sport?’ she asked”¦ ”˜Remember how much the new set of muscles you used surprised you by aching so much?’ Well, she said, that’s what it’s like to use your breasts, for the very first time, for the purpose they have been awaiting all your life. -Julia Glass


  1. “Such advice (re: breastfeeding and HIV positivity) reflects the Western prejudice that artificial milks are innocent until proven guilty, whereas breastmilk is guilty until proven innocent.”- Unknown


  1. We have to stop leaving all the decisions to the so-called decision-makers, but take matters into our own hands; realise that each one of us makes a difference, and that if everyone who cares, acts in a way that is ethical”¦..then the world would be changed very fast. -Jane Goodall
  1. “If breastfeeding is sexual then a bottle is a dildo.” -Author unknown
  1. “Whoever said ”˜there’s no use crying over spilled milk’ obviously never pumped six ounces and accidentally spilled it.” -Author unknown
  1. “Bosoms, are for bedrooms and breastfeeding. Not for any occasions with dignity.” -Kathryn Stockett
  1. There must be reasons why we men are so hipped on breasts as if we’d all been weaned too soon. -Günter Grass
  1. I make milk. What’s your superpower? -Unknown


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