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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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Breastfeeding boosts a babys ability to fight illness and infection, and babies who are not breastfed are more likely to get diarrhoea and chest infections.
Key messages and facts Improving the rate at which children are breastfed exclusively for the first six months would increase children's chances of survival and their cognitive capability -- enabling more children to earn more as adults.
UNICEF and WHO recommend that children be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life, after which mothers should introduce solid foods while continuing to breastfeed.
The Global Breastfeeding Scorecard, which evaluated 194 nations, found that only 40 per cent of children younger than six months are breastfed exclusively (given nothing but breast milk) and only 23 countries have exclusive breastfeeding rates above 60 per cent.
This is the reason the Philippines reports a 'low' 34 percent of infants under six months who are breastfed exclusively.
It said promotion of breastfeeding could save the lives of 820,000 children under the age of five, globally, by achieving enhanced rates of breastfed children,
If every child was breastfed within an hour of birth, given only breast milk for their first six months of life, and continued breastfeeding up to the age of two years, about 800,000 child lives would be saved every year.
First, children who are exposed to breast-feeding beyond 24 months are usually those breastfed on demand and at night.
1,2 A child who is breastfed exclusively is 14 times less likely to die during first six months as compared to a non-breastfed child, breastfeeding also drastically reduces deaths from acute respiratory infections and diarrhea.
9%) women had exclusively breastfed all their children while 906(71.
He said there is a need to create awareness among the masses regarding deadly disease their children could suffer to if a mother did not breastfed her child during the first six months.
breastfeeding rate for infants having ever been breastfed is low at 76.