Breastfeeding stands for one of the most significant periods of each mammal’s life. It is important both for the mother and her youngling, as it has numerous benefits for both of them. The same goes for the animal and human world. Breastfeeding is the most effective and natural way of ensuring child health and survival, and it hasn’t changed to this day, despite all the transition and progress the human civilization has gone through.
Keeping all that in mind, it is no wonder why dreams about breastfeeding are that common, even if you’re not a young and new mom. I will try to list the most frequent among them and give their interpretation.
The Cultural Significance of Breastfeeding
Breast milk and the act of breastfeeding carry strong cultural significance to people in all cultures. Throughout history, mother’s milk was regarded not only as the ideal food for infants but also as a potent body fluid essential for their health. Moreover, breast milk was considered to be a beneficial medicine as well, used in medicinal recipes, given as nourishment not only to children but to adults as well.
Thus, mother’s milk was used as food for the weak and medicine for the sick, which is why women had a crucial role in the preservation of health and survival of society. A woman’s body was seen as highly potent, sustaining a human’s life. Just like semen, breast milk possessed a life-giving force, which is why women’s work as the bearers and breastfeeders of infants defined women’s lives in the most basic sense.
Therefore, women’s most important role in life was being mothers, valuing their fertility as the highest merit. In many cultures, humans preserved this belief until today.
Dreams About Breastfeeding
Dreaming of breastfeeding is considered to be the ultimate female dream. However, it doesn’t have to be always like that. The interpretation of breastfeeding dreams depends on whether you are a parent or not. Their meaning also varies if you are pregnant or married or not, as well as your dream is about a baby boy, a girl or twins, and so on.
In general, dreams about breastfeeding are a sign of physical and emotional support and wellbeing you or someone close to you lacks. For example, if an ill woman has a dream about breastfeeding, it is believed it symbolizes her physical recovery in the future. Also, it can be a reflection of your need to care for others, or of someone wanting to help you. Finally, dreaming of breastfeeding can simply be the symbol of your motherly instinct, telling you that you are ready to become a parent.
Dreaming of Breastfeeding If You Are Pregnant or Married
If you dreamed of giving a breastfeed to a baby while you were pregnant or married, it is considered to be a good sign. In most cases, such a dream is an announcement of peace and harmony you can expect in your future family and love life.
This dream suggests your relationship is in good condition, stable and happy. You have good communication with your partner, understanding each other very well. Expect to spend life with your perfect match, enjoying your love, fulfilled with harmony.
Dreaming of Breastfeeding If You Are Not Pregnant or Married
Even if you’re not pregnant or married yet, dreaming of breastfeeding is a good omen as well. It foretells you will probably have a conversation about the future life with your partner, about marriage, having children, and starting a family.
After this dream, expect your relationship to become more serious soon, be it completed with marriage or not. Finally, it may signalize your intuitive feeling and motherly instinct you are not fully aware of yet.
Dreaming of Breastfeeding Someone Else’s baby
To dream of giving a breastfeed to a baby that is not yours is not very common. Thus, it is considered actually not to be related to parenting in any way.
This dream is usually associated with the issue of responsibility. It is related to your job or some other duty. You are probably expecting to start a new and important project, which asks you to take huge responsibility and be hardworking and persistent.
Secondly, dream of breastfeeding someone else’s child can tell you are worried about someone around you. Maybe your friend or a family member is going through difficult times, and you want to help as much as you can and take the responsibility for them. It shows you are capable of making up the difficulty to the people you love, showing patience and tolerance.
Finally, if you dreamed of watching another woman giving breastfeed your child, it signifies some dishonesty, disloyalty, or jealousy. Try to rethink if someone has been unfaithful to you recently. Perhaps someone will trick you in the future, so be careful when choosing who you believe to.
The very same interpretation goes if you had a dream of yourself breastfeeding the baby of another person.
Male Dreaming of Breastfeeding
Though it happens rarely, it is possible for a man to have a dream about breastfeeding. However, it is not related to the babies in the waking life, but rather to the financial situation.
This dream has a positive connotation, predicting wealth and abundance in your near future. You can also expect a certain success at your job, some gain, or a profitable investment.
Another possible interpretation of this dream is not that good, telling you that you feel lonely and without support regarding your ideas and plans.
Dream of Breastfeeding Twins
To dream about giving breastfeed to twin babies suggests you must start thinking a little bit more about your own wishes and needs. You have been neglecting yourself recently and this dream is trying to remind you of that. It tells you to do something good for yourself for a change.
On the other hand, this dream may also signify some of your close friends or relatives needs your help. Try not to forget to think of other people as well.
Dream of Breastfeeding a Baby Girl or Boy
Both of those dreams carry good omen to you. Be it a boy or a girl, dreaming of breastfeeding a baby always brings joy and tenderness to your heart, and some angelic vibe as well.
However, it is believed that dreaming of giving breastfeed to the baby girl signifies peace and harmony coming to your life while dreaming of a baby boy means you can expect some good news regarding your financial situation.
Despite the fact that this interpretation is an old-fashioned explication of male and female roles (men are usually related to money, business and wealth, while women are related to emotions), it certainly brings positive meaning to your dream.
Dream About Being Breastfed
Believe it or not, this dream can happen as well, even if you’re not a baby anymore. This dream is considered to be a sign of your attachment to the figure of your mother, and female figures in general. You act very well surrounded by women, and the feminine environment does well for you, so don’t avoid it.
Additionally, dreaming of suckling or being breastfed can also signify you are afraid of growing up and facing your adult responsibilities. Maybe you just lack self-confidence. Try to believe in yourself and to give yourself a chance to leave your adolescence, since adult life has some perks as well.
Dream About Not Having Milk
Unlike the majority of breastfeeding dreams, this one is not considered to be the good omen. It signalizes the loneliness and misunderstanding you are going through. However, don’t forget that life keeps running in cycles, and that difficult times will eventually end.
Perhaps you should try to overcome this situation by accepting reality as it is, by avoiding those who hurt you, and lean on people who love you. Moreover, if someone offended you, try to forgive and go on.
Whether you are a male or a female, an infant or an adult, married or single, pregnant or not, dreams about the act of breastfeeding usually bring peace and joy to your mind. Since it is one of the most natural things humans can do and the very first one in life as well, it is no wonder why it symbolizes a certain calmness and gentleness for the majority of us.
Try to remember all the details of your dream, but especially the overall feeling you had. It might tell you some truth about your emotional, financial, personal, or family life.
Have you ever dreamed of breastfeeding? Were you the one who gave the breastfeeding or you were just an observer? Can you remember the baby from your dream?