Inspirational Quotes for Breastfeeding Moms

40+ Inspirational Quotes for Breastfeeding Moms + Free Printable

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Just like bearing a child, breastfeeding is nature’s gift for only women. For many new moms, it does not come easy. For that reason, here are inspirational quotes for breastfeeding moms and free printable to give them the feel to continue!

Breastfeeding is a unique bond that is only shared between a mom and a baby. Breastfeeding may not come naturally to many new moms, but the satisfaction and the feel that it brings to you and especially to your baby is undeniable.

For first-time mothers, the first few weeks or even months might be painful, exhausting, and sometimes unbearable. If your mood boosting postnatal vitamins are not enough to keep you motivated, we have some inspirational breastfeeding quotes to make you laugh and inspire.

Breastfeeding is challenging and in case you find yourself overwhelmed, here are some of my favorite inspirational breastfeeding quotes for you to read and remind yourself why you are doing what you are doing sometimes.

Note: I do not own a trademark for these breastfeeding quotes, so you can use them however you like. Although, images containing these quotes are Copywrite and may not be used for selling purposes. You can use it for your personal use or share it on social media, no problem!

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What to do with Inspirational Quotes for Breastfeeding Moms

Inspirational quotes coming from people – famous, influential or otherwise, sometimes stays with us forever. It inspires, encourages, and remind us about why we are doing what we are doing.

So, quotes that inspire you should not be forgotten as soon as you are done sharing it on your social media. Reading it more often will not only boost your mood but will keep you going!

Here is what you can do with inspirational quotes for breastfeeding moms.

  • Print it and frame it! That’s what I do with inspirational quotes for me to read it when in need. Even if you don’t want to print it, save it as a home screen on your phone.
  • Use them in your personal diary or scrapbook. Most pregnancy journals have room for the baby’s first-year journey.
  • Frame it and give it as a gift to your breastfeeding friend who may in need of some motivation.

Now that you have plenty of ideas on what to do with inspirational quotes, look for one that encourages you to keep going with your breastfeeding journey.

If you struggling with breastfeeding, there is no harm in taking the help from a lactation consultant. One excellent breastfeeding class is offered by Stacy Stewart. She is a board certified lactation consultant and offers very helpful tips and tricks from latching to breastfeeding position to common breastfeeding challenges to how to increase your milk supply in her online class. I highly recommend you to take this online course to make breastfeeding work for you. Also, this course is super affordable ($19).

Read full review of the Ultimate Breastfeeding class by Milkology here!

Inspirational Quotes for Breastfeeding Moms

Inspirational Quotes for Breastfeeding Moms

“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


“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


“A newborn 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


Inspirational Quotes for Breastfeeding Moms

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

-Pamela K. Wiggins


“Breastfeeding is amazing; you can actually feel your stomach shrink with every feed”.

-Melanie Brown


“Mother’s milk is, I think, a symbol of compassion. Without mother’s milk we cannot survive, so our first act as a baby together with our mother is sucking milk from our mother, with a feeling of great closeness. At that time, we may not know how to express what love is, what compassion is, but there is a strong feeling of closeness. From the mother’s side also, if there is no strong feeling of closeness toward the baby, her milk may not flow readily. So, mother’s milk is, I think, a symbol of compassion and human affection.”

-The Dalai Lama


“Human milk is not just a food; it also complements the immaturity of organs in infants”.

-Peter Hartmann


“Ah, the joy of suckling! She lovingly watched the fish-like motions of the toothless mouth and she imagined that with her milk there flowed into her little son her deepest thoughts, concepts, and dreams.”

-Milan Kundera


Inspirational Quotes for Breastfeeding Moms

“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


“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


“Everything has changed, and yet, I am more me than I have ever been”.

-Iain Thomas


“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


“There is no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one”.

-Unknown


I make milk. What’s your superpower?

 -Unknown


“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       


“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


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

-Anne M Mulcahy


Inspirational Quotes for Breastfeeding Moms

“I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy. I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it”.

-Art Williams


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

-Amy Spangler


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


“Breastfeeding is a natural ‘safety net’ against the worst effects of poverty. If the child survives the first month of life (the most dangerous period of childhood) then for the next four months or so, exclusive breastfeeding goes a long way toward canceling out the health difference between being born into poverty and being born into affluence…. It is almost as if breastfeeding takes the infant out of poverty for those first few months in order to give the child a fairer start in life and compensate for the injustice of the world into which it was born.”

-James P. Grant


“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 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


“Breastfeeding is nature’s health plan.”

-Author Unknown


“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


“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 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


“Who fed me from her gentle breast

And hushed me in her arms to rest,

And on my cheek sweet kisses prest?

My Mother.”

-Anne Taylor


“If a new vaccine became available that could prevent one million or more child deaths a year, and that was moreover cheap, safe, administered orally, and required no cold chain, it would become an immediate public health imperative. Breastfeeding can do all of this and more, but it requires its own ‘warm chain’ of support – that is, skilled care for mothers to build their confidence and show them what to do, and protection from harmful practices. If this warm chain has been lost from the culture or is faulty, then it must be made good by health services.”

-Lancet, A Warm Chain For Breastfeeding



“Mother’s milk, developed through evolution with thousands of ingredients to build the human brain, body and immune system, is incomparable with a man-made product of a couple dozen ingredients that are non-human and in wrong proportions.”

Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D.


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

-David Suzuki


Inspirational Quotes for Breastfeeding Moms

“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



”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


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

-Homer


“It is true that breasts can induce sexual tension in men, but truer than that is the fact, that breasts are the primary and healthiest source of nutrition for the infant, so, if men can’t use their higher mental faculty of self-restraint at the sight of breastfeeding at public places, then it’s not the women who need to change their breastfeeding place, it’s the men who need to work on their character.”

-Abhijit Naskar


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

-Ina May Gaskin


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

– Human Milk 4 Human Babies


“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 honour to be a woman.”

– C. JoyBell


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

-Frank Oski


Inspirational quotes for breastfeeding in Public

“My attitude is, if someone sees a little somethin’ somethin’, don’t look if you don’t like it.”

-Kourtney Kardashian


 “We all have nipples. I don’t care who I offend; my baby wants to eat.”

-Selma Blair


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

-David Allen            


“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


Download your Free Printable quotes

Now all you need to do is to get your quote printed and framed. I have included all the images in these post for you to download.

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These printables make beautiful home decor. Place it on your bedside table or decorate the walls of room or baby’s nursery where you can read it easily. You can also gift them to your friends and family.

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5 thoughts on “40+ Inspirational Quotes for Breastfeeding Moms + Free Printable”

  1. Hmmm breast feeding is a valuable inestimable value and bond between child and mother. It amazes me when some women refuse to breast feed on account of not wanting to loose shape. It shows they don’t know how much value and bond power this God given value transmit between mother and child

  2. I love this write up. Breastfeeding is the only natural way by which the mother and the baby can bond effectively. Just like carrying pregnancy is natural, breastfeeding Is also natural and it brings a kind of feeling that is real and undeniable. Though it may be challenging at every phase but one good thing is that it’s worth it. Thank you for sharing this

    1. Yes, it is challenging in the first few weeks but its gets better overtime and its worth 100%. Thank you for the comment!

  3. Hi,

    I like every bits of your article it was well explained and there is value for it, I know there are inspirational quotes for different reasons, this article explains the one for breastfeeding moms, most moms enjoyed and happy whenever they breastfeeding there baby because of the joy of motherhood. Thanks for sharing.

    Akiko. 

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