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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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Dr Jaynie Rance, associate professor in public health, added: "The Department of Health encourages mothers to breastfeed to reduce the risk of illness for both mother and baby.
More hospitals are better supporting new moms to breastfeed -- every newborn should have the best possible start in life.
Only two out of ten women breastfeed exclusively in Cyprus, and one in ten does not breastfeed at all.
We should do more to overcome an obstacle that prevents several women from breastfeeding: Workplace policies that do not support the right of working mothers to breastfeed their babies on the job.
The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months of a baby's life to optimize benefits, continuing to breastfeed for 2 years and as long thereafter as is mutually desired by a woman and her child.
Women who breast-feed their children and later develop breast cancer are less likely to experience a cancer recurrence, compared to women who did not breastfeed.
e last Infant Feeding Survey, in 2010, showed that while 81% of UK women started to breastfeed, by the time their babies were one week old, less than half (46%) were exclusively breastfeeding, and by six weeks old less than a quarter (23%) were exclusively breastfeeding.
They can then provide information to mothers about how to breastfeed the child or express their milk, Al Mamari said, adding that these trained staff should be supervised by the ministry to make sure that they are giving correct information and are making their utmost effort.
The World Health Organisation recommends mothers worldwide should exclusively breastfeed infants for the first six months to achieve optimal growth, development and general health.
But in order to ensure that more women breastfeed, we need to provide them with support right from the pregnancy stage.
Many women do want to breastfeed but without the necessary support do not achieve this goal.