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Princeton's WordNet

  1. breastfeed, suckle, suck, nurse, wet-nurse, lactate, give suck(verb)

    give suck to

    "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"


  1. breastfeed(Verb)

    To feed a baby milk via the breasts; to suckle.

Editors Contribution

  1. breastfeed

    A female human being or female animal to use their mammary glands that secrete milk as a form of food for their newborn offspring.

    Women and female animals use their mammary glands to feed their newborn.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 21, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of breastfeed in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of breastfeed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of breastfeed in a Sentence

  1. Aunchalee Palmquist:

    Mothers require more than just encouragement to breastfeed, they need to have support at all levels of society, including multilevel support for policies and practices to protect, promote and support this basic human right.

  2. Subhash Pokhrel:

    Women’s choice to start or to continue to breastfeed is therefore constrained by the culture and community in which they live.

  3. Susan Johnson:

    A race that lasts several hours separates mom and baby for several feedings. This means a mother will either need to stop to breastfeed, or slow down to pump or hand express some milk. If not, she will be physically uncomfortable, and her milk supply will take a hit, you can't turn the breast on and off. Milk flows in response to normal breastfeeding routines.

  4. Susan Johnson:

    Women run. Women campaign for public office. And women breastfeed, these are all normal things women do, and the more often we see women do ordinary important things, the more quickly our expectations change.

  5. Robert Kaestner:

    That’s a very problematic way to proceed, given the obvious differences you think of between those who breastfeed and those who don’t, we can’t make policy based on an accounting exercise that is not as well founded as we’d like.

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