For the longest time, breastfeeding has been looked down upon as something that should be done in secret and in a hush-hush manner. Breastfeeding is one of the most precious gifts that God has given a mother. Every new mother should be proud to be able to breastfeed her little one. To encourage mothers to breastfeed their children without any inhibitions, World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from August 1 to August 7. In this article, we have picked some inspirational quotes that talk about the importance of breastfeeding.
“The moment she had laid the child to the breast both became perfectly calm.” — Isak Dinesen
“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
“All I ever heard was everyone bitch about [breastfeeding], nobody ever said ‘You are not going to believe how emotional this is.” — Actress Jennifer Garner
”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
“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
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“Ah, the joy of suckling! She lovingly watched the fish-like motions of the toothless mouth. She imagined that with her milk there flowed into her little son her deepest thoughts, concepts, and dreams.” — Milan Kundera, Life is Elsewhere
“Bottles fill his stomach, but breastfeeding fills his soul.” — Diane Wiessinger
“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
“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 of dozen ingredients that are non-human and in wrong proportions.” — Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D.
“People say, ‘You’re still breastfeeding, that’s so generous. ‘ Generous, no! It gives me boobs and it takes my thighs away! … I’d carry on breastfeeding for the rest of my life if I could.” — Helena Bonham Carter