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50 Breastfeeding Quotes For New Moms To Ensure The Best Health Of Your Little One

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Being a new mom is hard. Breastfeeding can be difficult and frustrating, but these quotes for breastfeeding new moms will ease both your mind and your heart.

The greatest reward of being a mother is the love she shares with her little one. It is like no other. It is pure and unconditional. A warm, tingling sensation that engulfs her entire body is something beyond what words can explain.  

Breastfeeding is very important for the healthy development of a newborn baby. Also called nursing, it is how human breast milk is fed to a child. 

  • Breast milk helps keep your baby healthy. It keeps safe against allergies, sickness, and obesity 
  • and also fights against diseases like diabetes and cancer. 
  • It protects the baby from infections, like ear infections. It is easily digested without any constipation, diarrhea, or upset stomach. 

Breastfeeding Quotes For New Moms

Breastfeeding Quotes

As a new mom, you can find yourself feeling overwhelmed when it comes to breastfeeding. It’s perfectly normal to feel anxious and uncertain about everything but as long as you have support from friends and family, you’ll be able to get through it all.”

Breast milk has antibodies that help fight against diseases and lower the child’s risk of contracting diseases such as asthma, ear infections, and allergies. 

Let’s read some quotes which demonstrate the importance of breastfeeding in nurturing the young ones.

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

2.”My opinion is that anybody offended by breastfeeding is staring too hard” — David Allen

3.”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

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

5.”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.” — Christiane Northrup

6.”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

7.”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

8.”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 Montagu

9.”I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast.” — Joyce Kilmer

10.”Breastfeeding is the best diet. I want to eat healthy for her, so it’s easy to say no to pizza.” — Nancy O’Dell

11.”I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.” — Joyce Kilmer

12.”I breastfeed and I’ll be breastfeeding until my son is finished and he weans.” — Alanis Morissette

13.”There must be reasons why we men are so hipped on breasts as if we’d all been weaned too soon.” — Gunter Grass

14.”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

Breastfeeding Quotes

15.”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.” — Honore de Balzac

16.”I’m used to going into the studio and smoking and drinking until three in the morning. But I can’t drink as much because I’m breastfeeding. See this glass of wine? Before, I’d have, like, four of them. Now, one is good. Oh, and I quit smoking. . . I’ve exorcised a lot of my demons, but I’m still working on myself. I think I’ll be a work in progress for the rest of my life.” — Pink

17.”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

18.”I see my body as an instrument, rather than an ornament.” — Alanis Morissette

19.”Mothers ought to bring up and nurse their own children; for they bring them up with greater affection and with greater anxiety, as loving them from the heart, and so to speak, every inch of them.” — Plutarch

20.”It’s an amazing bond with your child. Some cultures do it up to five years, normally. I thought, ‘Well, I’ll just do it as long as it feels right for my son.'” — Kelly Rutherford

Breastfeeding Quotes To Create An Unbreakable Bond Of Attachment

Whether you are a first-time mom or a mom of four, breastfeeding is a journey that is so special that you will carry it in your heart forever. Breastmilk, being nature’s superfood for babies, is a mother’s gift to herself, her baby and the earth. It’s the best experience and the happiest moment ever in the life of a mother.

A little inspiration is what every new breastfeeding mother needs. These quotes were created to help new moms find their way as they embark on this wonderful but challenging journey of breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding Quotes

21.”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

22.”Breastfeeding is the very best diet I’ve been on.” — Rebecca Romijn

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

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

25.”They do say breastfeeding is nature’s lipo.” — Ana Ortiz

26.”A little child born yesterday 

 A thing on mother’s milk and kisses fed.” — Homer

27.”I often went to Catholic mass or Eucharist at the Episcopal church, nourished by the symbol and power of this profound feeding ritual. It never occurred to me how odd it was that women, who have presided over the domain of food and feeding for thousands of years, were historically and routinely barred from presiding over it in a spiritual context. And when the priest held out the host and said, “This is my body, given for you,” not once did I recognize that it is women in the act of breastfeeding who most truly embody those words and who are also most excluded from ritually saying them.” — Sue Monk Kidd

28.”What a singular fact for an angel visitant to this earth to carry back in his note-book, that men were forbidden to expose their bodies under the severest penalties!” — Henry David Thoreau

29.”13 to $20 billion a year could be saved in health care costs by demedicalizing childbirth, developing midwifery, and encouraging breastfeeding.” — Frank Oski

30.”How idiotic civilization is! Why be given a body if you have to keep it shut up in a case like a rare, rare fiddle?” — Katherine Mansfield

31.”My intention in making a comment about the importance of breastfeeding has nothing to do with the law. It comes from my passion and beliefs about children.” — Gisele Bundchen

32.”I would definitely make eggs for the rest of my life if I could.” — John Hodgman

33.”In modern consumer society, the attack on mother-child eroticism took its total form; breastfeeding was proscribed and the breasts reserved for the husband’s fetishistic delectation. At the same time, babies were segregated, put into cold beds alone and not picked up if they cried.” — Germaine Greer

34.”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

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

36.”Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.” — Erma Bombeck

37.”Joy all creatures drink At nature’s bosoms.” — Friedrich Schiller

38.”MAMMALIA, n.pl. A family of vertebrate animals whose females in a state of nature suckle their young, but when civilized and enlightened put them out to nurse, or use the bottle.” — Ambrose Bierce

39.”Children don’t just get milk from breastfeeding, they get our energy too.” — Stephen Gaskin

40.”My attitude is, if someone sees a little somethin’ somethin’, don’t look if you don’t like it.” — Kourtney Kardashian

41.”When you’re breastfeeding a child, you don’t have the same retention as you do when you’re not.” — Vera Farmiga

42.”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 Knowles

43.”Every time the word ‘breastfeeding’ is mentioned, there’s a snicker on the House floor. This has been happening since the dawn of creation. Can we finally get a grip on it?” — Susan Molinari

44.”No one who has seen a baby sinking back satiated from the breast and falling asleep with flushed cheeks and a blissful smile can escape the reflection that this picture persists as a prototype of the expression of sexual satisfaction in later life.” — Sigmund Freud

45. “Bosoms are for bedrooms and breastfeeding.” — Kathryn Stockett

Breastfeeding Quotes Which Empower Mothers

Despite the benefits of breastfeeding to both women and infants, and government policies and laws to protect and promote breastfeeding, breastfeeding in public remain a controversial issue.

So often, mothers have been intimidated for choosing to nurse in public because of the reaction of the people and media. They’ve then chosen to either stay home, feel isolated, or switch to bottle-feeding. Sadly, this is a social reality even today in the so-called modern society of the 21st century. 

Breastfeeding Quotes

Breastfeeding is a great way for both of you to bond and can keep you from having to deal with morning sickness and other discomforts associated with pregnancy. Here are some quotes on breastfeeding that might help to motivate and support you as you begin this journey.

46. “When an actress takes off her clothes onscreen but a nursing mother is told to leave, what message do we send about the roles of women?” — Anna Quindlen

47. “It costs a lot of money to go into cafes to breastfeed when out in public. Not everyone has the money to do that. Yet, at the same time, it is often people with the least money and accompanying health inequalities that are most likely to benefit from breastfeeding” — Jill Johnston

48. “A woman’s life isn’t worth a plateful of cabbage if she hasn’t felt life stir under her heart. Taking a little one to nurse, watching him grow to manhood, that’s what love is.” — Carol Shields

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

50. “The child, offered the mother’s breast, Will not in the beginning grab it; But soon it clings to it with zest. And thus at wisdom’s copious breasts. You’ll drink each day with greater zest.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

53. “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

54.“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

55.“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

More Breastfeeding Sayings

Breastfeeding confirms a woman’s power to control her own body and challenges the male-dominated medical model that promotes bottle feeding. Unfortunately, there’s a stigma and rampant prejudices against breastfeeding mothers among the public. If you breastfeed your baby in buses or public places like stations, you’re more likely to get a nosy stranger lecturing you about bottle-feeding than trying to make your cover-up. 

Women should feel comfortable feeding their baby however and whenever they’d like. If you are a mother, always remember you are stronger than any other person in this world. It’s your choices and actions that will determine the well-being of your baby and yourself. 

Let’s read some more sayings regarding breastfeeding that illustrate how courageous and competent a mother can be when it comes to her baby.

56. “When a mother nurses her baby, she is giving that child her name, her story, and her life’s song. A nursed baby will grow to be strong in body, mind, and spirit.”

57. “Breastfeeding is more than nourishment; It is an act of perseverance, vulnerability, and hope.”

58. “Breastfeeding is essential, and if your baby does not receive breastmilk, he is placed at unnecessary risk.

59. “Your breastmilk contains 3,000,000 germ-killing cells per teaspoon. Your breastmilk is THAT awesome!!

60. “Breastmilk is love turned into food; it takes someone special to share that love.”

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