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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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When Amy's twins were three months, she reduced their breastfeeds to alternate feeds.
The World Health Organisation recommends mothers worldwide should exclusively breastfeed infants for the first six months to achieve optimal growth, development and general health.
Gwen James, 25, from Pontyclun, breastfeeds her 13-month-old son Barnaby.
No food-based fluid is allowed under this definition Partial An infant receives some breastfeeds and some artificial breastfeeding feeds, either milk or cereal, or other food Mixed Feeding both breastmilk and other foods or liquids breastfeeding (includes predominant and partial breastfeeding) Replacement Feeding infants who are receiving no breastmilk with a feeding diet that provides the nutrients infants need until the age at which they can be fully fed on family foods.
For every 12 months that a woman breastfeeds, her risk of breast cancer declines by 4%, according to an analysis of 47 epidemiologic studies in 30 countries; this reduction is essentially the same in developing and developed countries, and for women with different background characteristics and reproductive histories.