10 amazing breastfeeding quotes!
To all breastfeeding mothers out there-- we salute you! Here are ten breastfeeding quotes that we love and here's to being inspired to continue breastfeeding.
Here are some quotes that you, awesome breastfeeding mums can definitely relate to.
#1 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
The joy of cradling your child in your arms lets you feel their warmth and know that there is nothing more precious.
#2 While breastfeeding may not seem the right choice for every parent, it is the best choice for every baby.
- Amy Spangler
Numerous studies prove that breastfeeding provides a myriad of benefits for your child and while it is an arduous task, be assured in the knowledge that your baby is given only the best.
#3 All I ever heard was everyone bitch about it, nobody ever said, 'You are not going to believe how emotional this is'.
– Jennifer Garner
Breastfeeding is definitely not just a physical act. It is more than a simple sharing of nutrients between mum and child. It is an act of caring, of love and a brief moment of serenity.
#4 I love that I’m someone special and that I feed him. I’m the milk cow! My theory is that nursing gives you superhuman powers. How else could I be doing all this when I’m usually a sleepaholic?
- Gwen Stefani
#5 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.
The third reason may not be that applicable to Singaporeans, but the others are spot on.
Read on to find out the other half of these quotes just for you mums!
#6 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.
This proves our view that mums are the best!
#7 It is only in the act of nursing that a woman realises her motherhood in visible and tangible fashion; it is a joy of every moment.
-Honore de Balzac
Focus on the very fact that your act of breastfeeding is providing crucial sustenance and support for your child.
#8 People need to understand that when they're deciding between breastmilk and formula, they're not deciding between Coke and Pepsi.... They're choosing between a live, pure substance and a dead substance made with the cheapest oils available.
While there may be a slight exaggeration in this statement, the choice of deciding between these two options should not be taken lightly.
#9 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
Practice makes perfect as they also say, but here are some tips for breastfeeding that will make the practice less of a pain.
#10 People say, 'You’re still breast-feeding, that’s so generous.’ Generous, no! It gives me boobs and it takes my thighs away! It’s sort of like natural liposuction. I’d carry on breast-feeding for the rest of my life if I could.
- Helena Bonham Carter
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