If you're a new parent who's opting to nurse their baby (and you have the support you need to do it successfully), you might want to be photographed during a nursing session to honor the special bond you have with your little one — and of course you'll want to post the pic on your social media feeds. That means you'll need to come up with a sweet breastfeeding caption for Instagram to show just how you feel about the moment.
Let's be clear: We know that "fed is best," and whatever feeding option works for a parent is just perfect. But when it comes to showing our babies eating, there's still a lingering stigma about public breastfeeding that bottle-feeding parents don't have to deal with. Sharing photos on Instagram and other apps can go a long way toward acceptance. That's why celebs including Halsey, Emily Ratajkowski, Kelly Rowland, and Ashley Graham have recently shared breastfeeding photos on their Instagram accounts, along with breastfeeding Instagram captions that express their thoughts on the subject.
For your own shareable breastfeeding pic, you can choose from a number of nursing captions for Instagram that sum up the sweet moment between you and your "drinking buddy." Try one of these word for word, use them as inspo, or come up with one of your own. Regardless, you'll be glad to have a memento to look back on when your child has moved on to solid food.
"Nursing does not diminish the beauty of a woman's breasts; it enhances their charm by making them look lived in and happy." — Robert Heinlein
The science-fiction writer had an admirable understanding of what makes someone beautiful.
"The breast milk was superb and the service was outstanding! I'll definitely be dining here again."
If babies could give restaurant reviews to their parents, this breastfeeding Instagram caption is what they’d write.
"Breastfeeding: When all those Oreos go to someone else's thighs."
One nice benefit of nursing is all the calories you burn... which now can go to the person who really needs them.
"Wow! Breast milk comes in pumpkin flavor now!"
The most appropriate quote for an autumn morning after you have indulged in your favorite seasonal latte.
"I love the smell of breast milk in the morning."
This twist on the famous quote from Apocalypse Now makes a nice caption, not to mention an accurate one.
"Where should I have lunch today? Right or left?"
Summing up an infant's eternal dilemma. (Solution: Why choose? Have a serving from each side.)
"Just because I'm done doesn't mean you get to put me down."
A quote to accompany a sweet photo of your baby napping peacefully on your chest right after a feeding session.
"I don't know what you're putting in those things, but keep 'em coming!"
Babies don't care where their nutrition comes from, as long as there's a steady supply.
"It might be the milk talking, but I love you."
If babies could turn their milk-tipsy thoughts into words, this is what they'd tell their parents.
"One does not simply nurse. One allows the milk to roll along one's palate."
After a few weeks of dining at chez breast, a discriminating baby knows exactly how to enjoy their meal.
"Breastmilk is love turned into food."
This anonymous quote nicely expresses the nature of that amazing parent-made liquid.
"Breastfeeding is a mother's gift to herself, to her baby, and to the earth." — Pamela K. Wiggins
This beautiful quote is just made to go with a photo of a baby and breastfeeding parent looking equally contented at feeding time.
Short but to the point. A good accompaniment to a picture of your baby raising their arm in the air.
“I'll have the house white!”— My baby, every 2-3 hours."
You may be abstaining until you're ready to wean, but you can still have fun with this wine-themed caption.
"TFW your baby achieves the perfect latch."
For those precious moments when your wee one starts feeding without your having to shift position five times (football... cross-arm... add another pillow... ) and you don't feel unbearably sore afterward. Maybe you can manage this whole motherhood deal after all.
“Chug! Chug! Chug! Chug!”
Judging by the way some babies look after a feeding, the event can seem completely intoxicating. Kind like your first trip to a bar, no?
“Milk, shaken not stirred.”
The name’s Baby Bond, James Baby Bond.
Cliche? Maybe. Accurate? Always.
“Moustache < Milk Moustache”
Tom Selleck’s famous Magnum P.I. mustache was great and all, but let’s be real: It has nothing on your little baby’s milk moustache.
“Thirsty Thursday, amirite?”
Remember when Thursdays meant happy hour with friends? Now it’s just you and a tiny diapered babe on the couch to nowhere.
“Don’t bite the breast that feeds you.”
Nursing can be such a sweet, sacred time. That is until a baby gets its first tooth. Right, moms?
“Welcome to the breastaurant, what can I get started for you?”
This is the only dining spot your little one will be frequenting for a while. Hopefully they leave a nice Yelp review!
“As a breastfeeding mother you are basically just meals on heels.” — Kathy Lette
Guaranteed to get a laugh, this quote is universally true.
“Adding ‘Milkmaid’ to my LinkedIn after this.”
Breastfeeding is essentially a full-time job.
“Sweet and savor these moments.”
It’s not all laughs, of course. Breastfeeding is a special time just between you and your baby. Savor every second.
“Basically a 24/7 diner at this point.”
You might even say you feel like a Denny’s serving up meals at all hours of the day.
“This customer was a lousy tipper — but at least she’s cute!”
Breastfeeding may be unpaid labor, but having your little one happy and full is priceless.
“But first, milk.”
Forget coffee. Replace the classic cringe millennial mantra to fit your nursing scenario. In a similar vein, there’s always: “Don’t talk to me until I’ve had my milk.”
“My baby is strictly a boobivore.”
With all the fad diets and hyper-specific wellness routines out there, this is the only one that matters.
“Lookin’ like a snack.”
A caption to use on those perfect days when your milk is abundant, the baby latches well, and it looks like a nap might be a possibility for both of you.
There’s not much that’s more organic or local than some homegrown breast milk!
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