60+ Best Breastfeeding Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational breastfeeding quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Breastfeeding Quotes

Children don’t just get milk from breastfeeding; they get our energy too. – Stephen Gaskin

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

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. – Rajneesh

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

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

A baby sucks a finger as instinctively as the breast — but the breast is better for the baby. – Martin H. Fischer

All I ever heard was everyone bitch about [breastfeeding], nobody ever said ‘You are not going to believe how emotional this is. – Actress Jennifer Garner

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

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

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

Does breast milk come in chocolate? – Author Unknown

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

Breast Feeding should not be attempted by fathers with hairy chests, since they can make the baby sneeze and give it wind. – Mike Harding

The days are long, but the years are short – Gretchen Rubin

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

Breastfeeding’s worst enemy is separation. – Dr. Nils Bergman

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

Breast milk is better than any udder milk! – Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Breast milk is better than any udder milk! – Author Unknown

A pair of substantial mammary glands have the advantage over the two hemispheres of the most learned professor’s brain in the art of compounding a nutritive fluid for infants. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

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

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

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

When we trust the makers of baby formula more than we do our own ability to nourish our babies, we lose a chance to claim an aspect of our power as women. Thinking that baby formula is as good as breast milk is believing that thirty years of technology is superior to three million years of nature’s evolution. Countless women have regained trust in their bodies through nursing their children, even if they weren’t sure at first that they could do it. It is an act of female power, and I think of it as feminism in its purest form. – Christine Northrup

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Breast milk is better than any udder milk! – Author Unknown

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

Mother’s creed: Breastfeed. – Terri Guillemets

Breastfeeding is nature’s health plan. – Anonymous

It is only in the act of nursing that a woman realizes her motherhood in visible and tangible fashion; it is a joy of every moment. – Honoré de Balzac

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

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

They who on meare curiositie (where no urgent necessitie requireth) try whether their children may not as birds be nourished without sucking, offend contrary to this dutie of breast feeding and reflect that meanes which God hath ordained as best; and so oppose their shallow wits to his unsearchable wisdom. – William Gouge

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

Breastfeeding is nature’s health plan. – Author Unknown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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