45 Best Breastfeeding Quotes For New Moms

Supriya Jain
Dec 12, 2023 By Supriya Jain
Originally Published on Jan 27, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
Milk from mother's breast is a natural medicine to baby.
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Breastfeeding has been practiced over centuries and has been described as one of the other miracles of nature.

A mom gifts her child with some much to remember, the best being her breast milk. Breastfeeding nourishes and feeds a baby in a natural way.  

Motherhood is not an easy journey. It takes a whole lot of pain and effort for mothers to keep their children secure.

Moms make their babies strong through the practice of breastfeeding. Let’s take a look at some of the beautiful breastfeeding quotes for a new mother to celebrate the new journey. If you like our article, you could also check [Baby Smiling Quotes] and New Mom Quotes.


Best Breastfeeding Quotes

A mother’s milk is the first thing a baby wants. It forms a great bond between the mothers and their child. This collection of breastfeeding encouragement quotes for new moms will help them through this journey of motherhood.

1. "Breastfeeding is a mother's gift to herself, her baby and the earth."

-Pamela Wiggins

2. “My birth instructor said this…: The breast is like a muscle you have not used until now.

‘Remember taking up a new sport?’ she asked… ‘Remember how much the new set of muscles you used astonished you by aching so much?’ Well, she said, that’s what it’s like to use your breasts, the first time, for the purpose they have been awaiting all your life.”

- Julia Glass

3. “Bottles fill his stomach, but breastfeeding fills his soul.”

- Diane Wiessinger

4. “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

5. “Mother's milk is soul food for babies. The babies of the world need a lot more soul food.”

- Ina May Gaskin

6. “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

7. "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

8. “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

Famous Quotes About Breastfeeding

Young mother breastfeeds her baby, holding him in her arms and smiling from happiness.

Breastfeeding a baby is not something to be ashamed of. Breastfeeding is a natural wonder that displays a unique bond between mother and child. Here are some beautiful breastfeeding quotes by famous people to aid new moms or moms-to-be.

9. “It is the lucky child who still breastfeeds past two years old.”

- Dr. C. Everett Koop

10. “Breastfeeding is a mother’s gift to herself, her baby, and the earth. “

- Pamela K. Wiggins

11. "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

12. “Breastfeeding is a natural act, but it is also an art that is learned every day. The reality is that almost all women can breastfeed, have enough milk for their babies and learn how to overcome problems of all magnitudes. It is nearly always simply a matter of practical knowledge and not a question of good luck.”

- La Leche League

13. “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.”

- Sara Buckley

14. “My opinion is that anybody offended by breastfeeding is staring too hard.”

- David Allen

15. "You are not a pacifier; you are a Mom. You are the sun, the moon, the earth, you are liquid love, you are warmth, you are security, you are comfort in the very deepest aspect of the meaning of comfort.... but you are not a pacifier!"

- Paula Yount

16. “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

17. “A baby nursing at a mother's breast... is an undeniable affirmation of our rootedness in nature.”

- David Suzuki

Encouraging Breastfeeding Quotes

Breastfeeding is no easy task for a breastfeeding mom. It should be appreciated for its necessity.

The milk from the breasts of a new mother is said to be the greatest healer and nutrition for babies that is proved to be equally hard and painful for mothers. Here are some encouraging breastfeeding quotes that highlight the beauty of a breastfeeding woman.

18. “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

19. “It’s been a cycle of ups and downs... emotions, supply, energy, demands.... one thing is the same... you! You are a mom and no one can take that from you!”

- Lori

20. “Something as simple as better breastfeeding could save a million children a year.”

-  Anne M Mulcahy

21. “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.”

- Christine Northrup

22. “I see my body as an instrument, rather than an ornament.”

- Alanis Morissette

23. “Not only are you bonding with your little one, you get to save a ton of money in the process.”

- Michelle

Breastfeeding Quotes For New Moms

Motherhood is a journey and a rollercoaster of emotions for new mothers as well as their babies. Here are some of the best breastfeeding quotes to inspire and encourage new moms.

24. “The natural power of breastfeeding is one of the greatest miracles of the world. It is about real love, caring for and celebrating the wondrous joy of nurturing a new life, it is about enjoying being a woman.”

- Anwar Fazal

25. “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

26. “People need to understand that when they’re deciding between breastmilk and formula, they’re not deciding between Coke and Pepsi…. They’re choosing between a live, pure substance and a dead substance made with the cheapest oils available.”

- Chele Marmet

27. “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

28. “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

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

- Cassi Clark

30. “Being at the breast reminds the baby of being in the womb: there’s that familiar heartbeat and soothing voice, as well as the warmth and comfort. And that makes the transition to the outside world a little easier.”

- Dr. Jack Newman

31. "Children don’t just get milk from breastfeeding, they get our energy too."

- Stephen Gaskin

32. “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

Beautiful Breastfeeding Quotes

Mothers are the uncelebrated superheroes and one of the biggest gifts they give their child is breast milk. These most beautiful breastfeeding quotes celebrate breastfeeding done by these superheroes.

33. “Breast milk is like the well that never stops giving.”

- Titilayo Medunoye

34. "The moment she had laid the child to the breast both became perfectly calm."

- Isak Dinesan

35. “My favorite sound is right before a baby latches on, it’s this giggle of joy that is heaven sent!”

- Karalynn

36. "All things being equal, breast milk is best for babies. Yet all things are not equal, not by a long shot."

- Susan Maushart, 'The Mask of Motherhood'.

37. “A baby sucks a finger as instinctively as the breast — but the breast is better for the baby.”

- Martin H. Fischer

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

- Amy Spangler

39. “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

40. “The moment a baby is born, the cord is cut or clamped, while the child is exhibited to its mother, and it is taken away by a nurse to a baby room called the nursery, so-called presumably because the one thing that is not done in it is the nursing of the baby.”

- Ashley Montague

Funny Breastfeeding Quotes

A baby feels the safest in the arms of its mother. Milk, the bountiful food from her breasts, is said to be the strongest feed. Here are some funny quotes that will add a bit of humor to it all.

41. “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

42. “Nursing gives you superhuman powers. How else could I be doing all this when I’m usually a sleepaholic?”

- Gwen Stefani

43. “In case you haven't heard, let me tell you now, babies do not come out knowing how to breastfeed.”

- Cassi Clark

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

-  Mike Harding

45. "Breastmilk is love turned into food. It takes someone special to share that love."

- 'Human Milk 4 Human Babies'

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 45 Best Breastfeeding Quotes For New Moms then why not take a look at [Birth Quotes], or Funny Baby Quotes.

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Written by Supriya Jain

Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

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Supriya JainBachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

As a skilled member of the Kidadl team, Shruti brings extensive experience and expertise in professional content writing. With a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Punjab University and an MBA in Business Administration from IMT Nagpur, Shruti has worked in diverse roles such as sales intern, content writer, executive trainee, and business development consultant. Her exceptional writing skills cover a wide range of areas, including SOP, SEO, B2B/B2C, and academic content.

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