breastfeed

verb breast·feed \ ˈbrest-ˌfēd \
variants: or breast-feed

Definition of breastfeed

transitive verb
: to feed (a baby) from a mother's breast
intransitive verb
1 : to breastfeed a baby
  • … more women are breastfeeding than ever before …
  • —Lauren Sandler
2 of a baby : to feed oneself by sucking milk from a mother's breast

breastfed

or breast-fed adjective
    • breastfed babies

breastfeeder

or breast-feeder noun

breastfeeding

or breast-feeding noun

First Known Use of breastfeed

1888


BREASTFEED Defined for Kids

breast-feed

verb \ ˈbrest-ˈfēd \

Definition of breast-feed for Students

breast-fed \-ˈfed\; breast-feeding
: to feed (a baby) from a mother's breast

Medical Dictionary

breastfeed

verb breast·feed \ ˈbrest-ˌfēd \
variants: or breast-feed

medical Definition of breastfeed

breastfed; breastfeeding
intransitive verb
of a baby : to feed oneself by sucking milk from a mother's breast

breastfed

or breast-fed adjective
    • breastfed babies

breastfeeder

or breast-feeder noun
    • This class for first-time breastfeeders will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
    • The Reno (Nevada) Gazette-Journal27 Apr. 2004
    • On average, infants who were exclusive breast-feeders continued to drink more as they got older …
    • The Philadelphia Inquirer26 Sept. 2011

breastfeeding

or breast-feeding noun

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