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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.
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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
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(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.
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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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She also advised mothers to breastfeed their children for two years and above.
Seeing them step up for such a great cause and partner with us to promote the need for more spaces where moms feel comfortable to breastfeed is so empowering.
The City of Ekurhuleni marked the World Breastfeeding Week by hosting a workshop at Barcelona in Etwatwa to impart knowledge and encourage young mothers to breastfeed."This was also to give new mothers the confidence not to forsake breastfeeding their children due to lack of private spaces as it is not a taboo to breastfeed in public," said the City's spokesperson Nhlanhla Cebekhulu.
She said there were negative perceptions that discourage mothers not to breastfeed their babies.
There is also less postpartum anxiety and depression among breastfeeding mothers compared to those who do not breastfeed. Every year during World Breastfeeding Week, HMC joins the global community to highlight the significant health benefits of breastfeeding.
UK legislation protects a mother's right to breastfeed her child in any place that the child is allowed to be, without interruption or intrusion, and East Renfrewshire Council and the Health and Social Care Partnership says it welcomes breastfeeding in all its buildings, places and spaces and have a policy to support this.
'In this case, it is very important to inform the public about the benefits of breastfeeding and to encourage mothers to breastfeed their new born babies," he said.
But what is it that hinders many working women from breastfeeding their babies exclusively and beyond one year?WARM ENVIRONMENTOf course, busy schedules and workplace dynamics for mothers who aspire to breastfeed may not always be conducive.The week therefore deepens the awareness on the well-being and health outcomes of breastfeeding and the value of supporting nursing mothers for as long as they wish.
These recommend that mothers should initiate breastfeeding within the first half hour after birth, they should exclusively breastfeed their infants for six months, and should continue to supplement breastfeeding for two years and beyond, and mothers should avoid bottles, teats and pacifiers, which may contribute to nipple confusion resulting in infants', reduced ability to nurse2.
Between 2000 and 2015, the proportion of infants who continued to breastfeed at 12 months increased from 16% to 36%.
<50% thought not to breastfeed while sick and to sit comfortably while breastfeeding.