Breastfeeding Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old breastfeeding quotes, breastfeeding sayings, and breastfeeding proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Children don't just get milk from breastfeeding, they get our energy too.     

Stephen Gaskin

There are three reasons for breast-feeding: the milk is always at the right temperature; it comes in attractive containers; and the cat can't get it.     

Irena Chalmers

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

Breast milk is better than any udder milk!     


As a breastfeeding mother you are basically just meals on heels.     

Kathy Lette

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

Amy Spangler

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

David Suzuki

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

There is no substitute for mother's milk.     

Martin H. Fischer

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

Peter Hartmann

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

Melanie Brown

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

They do say breastfeeding is nature's lipo.     

Ana Ortiz

Breastfeeding is nature's health plan.     


A little child born yesterday a thing on mother's milk and kisses fed.     


It seems as if every month brings another study showing that breast milk is what Ponce de León should have been searching for.     

Nicholas Day

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

Pamela K. Wiggins

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