Witty Comebacks You Can Use for Rude Comments About Breastfeeding

Have you ever breastfed in the mall, or even in someone’s house, and had to endure some not so polite comments? Questions like, “Isn’t your baby too old for that?” or even an uncomfortable glance while you’re feeding your baby. What did you do? Did you ignore them? Did you lecture them on the benefits of breastfeeding instead? Well, next time that happens, you can answer back with some humor because we’ve lined up some comebacks you can use for all those rude comments about breastfeeding. Check them out, and comment which one is your favorite!

Baby and Breakfast Witty Comebacks for Rude Comments About Breastfeeding


When someone asks: Are you still breastfeeding? Comeback: Yes, s/he deserves only the very best. Another option: Yes, his/her doctor is so thrilled. So many moms give up due to social pressure.

When someone asks: When are you planning on weaning? Comeback: (Pause) Oh, were you talking to me? I thought you were asking him/her. S/he can't answer you yet. Another option: I hope not for a while. We're both enjoying our time together.

When someone asks: When will you give cow's milk? Comeback: When human milk stops being the best for human babies. Another option: When he becomes a baby cow.

When someone says: Breastfeeding is gross! Comeback: So is changing diapers, yet people do it all the time. Another option: Judging people for feeding their kids? Yes, I agree. That is so gross.

When someone asks: Why breastfeed when you can just give formula? Comeback: Have you checked out the price of formula lately? Another option: Hmmm, I don't know. It must have something to do with it being free, always the right temperature, portable, what nature intended, and the best way I can nourish my baby.

When someone says: You should do that in the bathroom. Comeback: Do you eat in the bathroom? Another option: I'll go feed my baby in the bathroom when you eat your lunch on the toilet.

When someone asks: How long are you going to keep nursing? Comeback: Until I finish medical school to become a doctor. Another option: Oh, another few years or so...

When someone asks: Isn't your child a little old for that? Comeback: His doctor doesn't think so. Another option: Aren't you a little old to be asking impolite questions?


Got any other witty comebacks you’d like to share? Share them with us in the comments!


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