breastfeed

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

breast–feed

Definition of breastfeed

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to feed (a baby) from a mother's breast

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to breastfeed a baby … more women are breastfeeding than ever before … — Lauren Sandler

  5. 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


Medical Dictionary

breastfeed

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

breast–feed

Medical Definition of breastfeed

breastfed

;

breastfeeding

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to feed (a baby) from a mother's breast rather than from a bottle

  1. intransitive verb

  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 This class for first-time breastfeeders will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.—The Reno (Nevada) Gazette-Journal, 27 Apr. 2004 On average, infants who were exclusive breast-feeders continued to drink more as they got older …—The Philadelphia Inquirer, 26 Sept. 2011

breastfeeding

or

breast–feeding

noun

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