Breastfeeding my two children over six years was one of the most rewarding parts of my mothering adventure. I’ll always be glad I went for it, was successful, and stuck with it. Whether you’re thinking of breastfeeding, or have breastfed for a few days, weeks, months, or years, you know that nourishing your baby at your breast is natural, healthy, and offers benefits for both baby AND mom. It’s not always easy to get started, or keep going, but the advantages are great. If you’re having trouble and need a little encouragement, or just a pat-on-the-back-reminder of why you’re doing what you’re doing, I’ve compiled are a few joyful breastfeeding quotes to keep you going.
Here’s to you meeting your own breastfeeding goals - whatever they may be. Go, mama! You can do it!
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
Breastfeeding is a mother's gift to herself, her baby and the earth.
~ Pamela K. Wiggins
~Ohio Department of Health
She doesn’t need to count how often she feeds the baby any more than she counts how often she kisses the baby.
~ Babette Francis (Journal of Tropical Pediatrics & Environmental Child Health)
The 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.
~ Dr. Grantly Dick-Read
Breastfeeding a baby – what could be more natural?
~ LLL; The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding confers significant short and long-term health benefits for both the mother and her infant, which go beyond the period of breastfeeding itself.
~ National Health Service of Great Britain
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 is more than just a method of feeding. It is a lifestyle choice.
~ Dr. William Sears
While breastfeeding may not seem the right choice for every parent, it is the best choice for every baby.
~ Amy Spangler
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
When she first felt her son's groping mouth attach itself to her breast, a wave of sweet vibration thrilled deep inside and radiated to all parts of her body; it was similar to love, but it went beyond a lover's caress, it brought a great calm happiness, a great happy calm.
~ Milan Kundera
My opinion is that anybody offended by breastfeeding is staring too hard.
~ David Allen
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 one thing that has evolved with humans, to nourish humans, is breast milk. It is the ideal evolutionary model for what nourishment should be. It is a remarkable fluid.
~ J. Bruce German, a food science professor at the University of California, Davis
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
Babies were born to be breastfed!
~ U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
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
With his small head pillowed against your breast and your milk warming his insides, your baby knows a special closeness to you. He is gaining a firm foundation in an important area of life – he is learning about love.
~ La Leche League pamphlet c.1956
In breastfeeding, the infant is cradled in the mother’s arms. Pleasure in sucking, the satisfaction of hunger, intimacy with the mother’s body, are united with his recognition of her face.
~ Selma Fraiberg