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Breastfeeding Quotes To Help Keep You Going

Medically reviewed by Regina Victoria Boyles, MD · Pediatrics

Written by Lorraine Bunag, R.N. · Updated Oct 04, 2022

Breastfeeding Quotes To Help Keep You Going

Breastfeeding has been proven to be the best way to nourish a newborn. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, breast milk provides all the nutrition a newborn needs during the first 6 months of life. The benefits of breastfeeding go beyond nourishment; it’s also a bonding experience between mother and child. Studies show that children who were breastfed experienced fewer infections, respiratory illnesses, gastrointestinal problems, and allergies than those who weren’t. Do you want some inspiration when it comes to breastfeeding? Here are some breastfeeding quotes to keep you going. 

Breast Milk is More than Just Food, It’s a Security Blanket

Newborn babies have many needs, and the only way they can communicate their dissatisfaction and discomfort is through crying. And since they can’t see well in the first few months, touching or holding them is a huge factor. Breastfeeding thus helps them to feel safe and secure. 

Unlike older babies and adults who need a variety of foods, newborn babies only need breast milk. Grantly Dick-Read, a British obstetrician even said:

“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.” 

Breastfeeding is Not Just Good For Babies

One of the best breastfeeding quotes to show how breastfeeding is not just for babies is the one made by Pamela K. Wiggins. She said:

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

And truly, nursing is beneficial to mothers, too. Breastfeeding can help moms lose weight faster and it acts as natural birth control for a few months. On top of that, experts say breastfeeding mothers may have a lower risk of developing serious conditions, such as Type 2 Diabetes, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, and high blood pressure. 

Remember, You Won’t Be Breastfeeding Forever

Mothers agree that breastfeeding is challenging. Not only do you have to feed your baby regularly, which calls for some sleepless nights, but you also have to think about other things, like positions and proper latching. And of course, there’s pumping and storage. 

When you’re breastfeeding, it may feel like your days (and nights) are longer. But as Gretchin Rubin said:

“The days are long, but the years are short.” 

Soon enough, you’re little one who needs nothing but breast milk will have solid foods. Within just over a year, you might hear their first words and see their first steps. 

So, take heart. When you think about it, breastfeeding is just a small slice of their childhood, but it holds long-lasting effects. 

But Of Course, Breastfeeding is Not For All Parents

Amy Spangler said:

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

In other words, breastfeeding is not for all parents. Some moms don’t have enough milk supply. For others, breastfeeding is contraindicated to them. 

If you’ve tried everything the doctor advised and you still can’t choose to nurse your little one, don’t be too hard on yourself. Keep in mind that it’s one aspect of their growth and development. 

Key Takeaways

Breastfeeding is a challenging part of motherhood. But, as much as it poses difficulties, it’s also every bit rewarding. Your precious baby will not only get protection against diseases, but you can also bond together. Breastfeeding is also beneficial to mommies. 
In times when you’re feeling down, head back to these breastfeeding quotes to help keep you going.


Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Medically reviewed by

Regina Victoria Boyles, MD


Written by Lorraine Bunag, R.N. · Updated Oct 04, 2022

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