There is no doubt that breastfeeding is a powerful experience for both mother and baby. Breastfeeding provides endless benefits to both mom and baby, so it’s important to take advantage of this natural process whenever possible. These empowering breastfeeding quotes will help you appreciate and cherish the experience even more.

Breastfeeding Encouragement Quotes

If you’re looking for a little encouragement to keep on going, take a look at these breastfeeding quotes. They are the perfect way to keep you motivated and on track while nursing your little one. You’ve got this, mama. Trust your instincts, and don’t give up!

  • Breastfeeding is not always easy, but it is always worth it. — Unknown
  • 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 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
  • Successful breastfeeding takes courage, resilience, patience, and support and it always has. If your partner or support group hasn’t piled on the accolades for your heroism, then let them know you will expect oohs and has when you make it through the first two to three months (no matter how you got there) and your baby is happy and healthy — because you are awesome!― Cassi Clark
  • It gets easier. Surround yourself with other breastfeeding mothers; their experience and encouragement are priceless. — Anonymous

breastfeeding encouragement quotes

  • If we wear our nursing covers backward like capes, then everyone can see we’re breastfeeding superheroes. — Cassi Clark
  • It gets better, it gets easier and you’ll be stronger for it. — Unknown
  • I think a lot of people think you’re just supposed to have this natural instinct that’s supposed to happen out of thin air. There’s a technique to learn and if you don’t know it, it’s not your fault. — Alicia Keys
  • Breastfeeding is empowering. It’s an accomplishment that takes dedication that I didn’t realize I possessed. — Amy C
  • Some days she has no idea how she’ll do it. But, every day it still gets done. — Unknown
  • Breastfeeding is like a new job; it’s hard in the beginning, it’s easier with practice, and you don’t dare quit. Because you’ll miss out on all the rewards.— Unknown
  • I persevered through some bumps in the road, to say the least, with breastfeeding because I just felt it was such a natural, beautiful, generous, organic, animal, existential, biological imperative. — Alanis Morissette

Breastfeeding quotes

  • Breastfeeding is natural. It isn’t always natural like breathing (which is automatic), but rather like walking (which needs to be learned). — La Leche League

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Breastfeeding Journey Quotes

Breastfeeding is a personal experience, and each mother’s journey is unique. With the right attitude and support system, every mom can succeed at breastfeeding her baby. Here are some inspiring quotes about breastfeeding that will encourage and uplift you on your journey.

  • Breastfeeding is a deeply personal journey. Some days haven’t been easy, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. – Rachel from Hold These Moments
  • Many women are surprised by the passion they come to feel about breastfeeding. If you meet another breastfeeding woman anywhere in the world, you feel a connection, no matter how different her culture is, and no matter how long ago you or she breastfed your babies. Not many of us felt this passionately about breastfeeding until we did it ourselves, and many of us remember it as one of the best things we do in our lives. The experience is just that powerful. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding is a journey with ups and downs. During those first few days and weeks, it may feel like there are more downs than ups. It will get easier with time and practice! WIC Breastfeeding
  • 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 body 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

Breastfeeding journey quotes

  • 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
  • Breast milk is like the well that never stops giving. — Titilayo Medunoye
  • Mother’s milk is, I think, a symbol of compassion. — The Dalai Lama
  • 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
  • As a breastfeeding mother, you are basically just meals on heels. — Kathy Lette
  • Breastfeeding is amazing; you can actually feel your stomach shrink with every feed. —Melanie Brown
  • 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

Quotes about breastfeeding

  • Just because something is biological or natural doesn’t mean that it’s easy or that we are instantly good at it. Breastfeeding takes practice. Unknown

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Breastfeeding Bonding Quotes

At first, when you’re breastfeeding, it can be all about the baby. But eventually, you realize that it’s also a time for you to bond with your little one. Here are some quotes about breastfeeding and bonding that will resonate with any mother who has experienced this special moment.

  • Bottles fill his stomach, but breastfeeding fills his soul. — Diane Wiessinger
  • No one could give her such soothing and sensible consolation as this little three-month-old creature when he lay at her breast and she felt the movement of his lips and the snuffling of his tiny nose. — Leo Tolstoy
  • When a baby is near his source of milk and comfort, he does not have to use much energy to get his mother’s attention; he can use this energy to grow instead. — Sears and Sears
  • 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
  • The moment she had laid the child to the breast both became perfectly calm. — Isak Dinesen

Quotes on breastfeeding

  • Mother’s milk is soul food for babies. The babies of the world need a lot more soul food. — Ina May Gaskin
  • 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
  • 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
  • When I nursed my precious son, it was just me and him. The world fell flat, along with all my worries and frustrations. At that moment together, he was happy, and the love between us became certain. Our body rhymes would sync, our heartbeats and breath as one. This was our time. — Maranda Bower
  • There’s no greater feeling in the world than knowing you are providing everything your baby needs. — Nicole Kidman

Breastfeeding bonding quotes

  • Breastfeeding is not easy, but the bond it creates is unbreakable. — Unknown

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Final Thoughts

Breastfeeding is one of the most natural and empowering things a woman can do. It’s also one of the most challenging, but with the support of other mothers, friends, family, and health professionals, it can be an incredibly rewarding experience. I hope these breastfeeding quotes have inspired you to keep up the good work – you are doing an amazing thing for your child and yourself.

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Hermione M.

My name is Hermione. I am the founder of WomenH and I write about women's health, wellness, mental health, and personal growth. I created this platform to inspire women to take care of themselves mentally, physically, and emotionally to become their best selves. Thank you for stopping by.

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