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or breast-feed (brĕst′fēd′)
v. breast·fed (-fĕd′), breast·feed·ing, breast·feeds
To feed (a baby) milk from the breast; suckle.
To breastfeed a baby.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.breastfeed - give suck to; "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"
suck - draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth; "suck the poison from the place where the snake bit"; "suck on a straw"; "the baby sucked on the mother's breast"
feed, give - give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"
bottlefeed - feed (infants) with a bottle
ammegive bryst
hafa á brjósti
emzirmekmeme vermek


(brest) noun
1. either of a woman's two milk-producing glands on the front of the upper body.
2. the front of a body between the neck and belly. He clutched the child to his breast; This recipe needs three chicken breasts.
1. to face or oppose. breast the waves.
2. to come to the top of. As we breasted the hill we saw the enemy in the distance.
ˈbreastfeed verb
to feed (a baby) with milk from the breast.
ˈbreastfed adjective
ˈbreaststroke noun
a style of swimming in which the arms are pushed out in front and then sweep backwards.


vt, vi (pret & pp -fed) amamantar, lactar, dar el pecho, dar de mamar; Are you breastfeeding her?.. ¿Le amamanta (lacta, da el pecho, da de mamar)?
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Babies that are breastfed have reduced risks for ear, respiratory, stomach and intestinal infections.
Despite of this growing evidence, globally only 38% of children are exclusively breastfed till the recommended age of six months.
Children who are not breastfed are at increased risk of infant mortality, adult obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and pre-menopausal breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
8) Eligible participants were mothers who had breastfed twins for at least three months within the last year.
Unfortunately, the report card found more than 19 percent of breastfed newborns received formula before two days of age.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) defines prevalence of breastfeeding as 'the proportion of all babies who are being breastfed at specific ages, even if they are also receiving infant formula or solid food' (HSCIC, 2012: 11).
Breastfed babies have: less chance of diarrhoea and vomiting and having to go to hospital as a result; fewer chest and ear infections; less chance of being constipated; less likelihood of becoming obese and therefore developing type 2 diabetes and other illnesses later in life; less chance of developing eczema.
Qatar's National Health Strategy (NHS) aims to address this issue and increase the percentage of infants exclusively breastfed for the first six months through an enhanced prenatal care system focusing on appropriate prenatal care and guidance.
More and more mothers are breastfeeding: a new study found that the percentage of new mothers who breastfed increased from 70.
The national percentage of infants born in 2008 who were breastfed was 76.