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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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Ninety-three percent of centres allowed staff to breastfeed their own children at work, whereas 100% of centres allowed mothers of children to breastfeed at the centre.
The scheme is designed to help mums feel comfortable and confident about being able to breastfeed in public areas.
Breastfeeding mums and supporters will congregate at Grey's Monument in Newcastle from 11am this Friday, June 25, to take part in the Big Breastfeed, where everyone will feed their child at the same time to raise awareness and celebrate breastfeeding.
HUDDERSFIELD has gone Baby Friendly in a bid to encourage more mums to breastfeed.
do not receive support to breastfeed," they write, "the health and well-being gap between children born to women with resources and those born to disadvantaged mothers will only widen.
THREE Coventry mums are calling for increased support for women to breastfeed their babies - as UK breastfeeding rates trail behind Europe.
late last month, the Government announced plans to legislate to give women the right to breastfeed their babies at work, as well as providing for minimum meal and rest breaks for all workers.
Benjamin today issued a "Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding," outlining steps that can be taken to remove some of the obstacles faced by women who want to breastfeed their babies.
This years initiative is aimed at raising awareness of a mothers right to breastfeed and of the importance of providing environments where women are made to feel comfortable when doing so.
study found that more than two thirds of American mothers who planned to exclusively breastfeed for three months did not reach their goal (Perrine, Scanlon, Li, Odom, & Grummer-Strawn, 2012).
Evidence shows the right support helps mothers to breastfeed for longer.
Providing support to mothers to breastfeed could cut the incidents of diarrhoea by half and respiratory infections by a third.