breastfeed

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breast·feed

or breast-feed (brĕst′fēd′)
v. breast·fed (-fĕd′), breast·feed·ing, breast·feeds
v.tr.
To feed (a baby) milk from the breast; suckle.
v.intr.
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
Translations
تُرضع
kojit
ammegive bryst
hafa á brjósti
emzirmekmeme vermek

breast

(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.
verb
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.

breastfeed

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)?
References in periodicals archive ?
Frequency of Breast-feeds among the Infants of these Mothers Number of Times in 24 Hours Number of Infants <6 times 17 6-8 times 64 8-12 times 16 >12 times, demand feeds 3 Total 100
It also runs an ante-natal and post-natal management clinic for mothers and monitors them through a computerised appointment system to ensure that the mother breast-feeds her child for at least six months.
Thanks to help from peer supporters who have now set up BAPS she was able to persevere and now breast-feeds Ottilie with no problems.
The longer an infected mother breast-feeds, the greater the chance that she will give the virus to her child, studies show.
These results must be interpreted with caution because families in which the mother breast-feeds her child for a very limited period might also have a more careless lifestyle, which might have a negative effect on the prognosis of infants and young children with asthma.
As a mother who breast-feeds, I know how easy it could be to give up if you feel like you're on your own.
Past studies have revealed a link between how long a mother breast-feeds her baby and a reduced chance of the child becoming overweight in adolescence.