breast-feed

breast-feeds, breast-feeding, breast-fed
also breastfeed, breast feed
When a woman breast-feeds her baby, she feeds it with milk from her breasts, rather than from a bottle.

[V n] Not all women have the choice whether or not to breast feed their babies...

[V-ed] Leading scientists claim breast-fed babies are intellectually brighter. [Also V]

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breast-feeding N-UNCOUNT

There are many advantages to breast feeding.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • breast-feed — past tense and past participle breast fed v [I and T] if a woman breastfeeds, she feeds her baby with milk from her breast rather than from a bottle = ↑nurse →↑suckle, bottle feed ↑bottle feed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • breast-feed — [brest′fēd΄] vt. breast fed [brest′fed΄] breast feeding to feed (a baby) milk from the breast; suckle; nurse …   English World dictionary

  • breast-feed — brest .fēd vt to feed (a baby) from a mother s breast rather than from a bottle …   Medical dictionary

  • breast-feed — || brestfɪːd feed a baby milk from a breast, suckle, nurse a baby …   English contemporary dictionary

  • breast-feed — breast′ feed v. fed, feed•ing 1) nut to nurse (a baby) at the breast; suckle 2) (of a baby) to nurse 3) to nurse a baby • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • breast-feed — verb Date: 1903 transitive verb to feed (a baby) from a mother s breast intransitive verb to breast feed a baby …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • breast feed — see breast feed …   English dictionary

  • breast-feed — /brest feed /, v., breast fed, breast feeding. v.t. 1. to nurse (a baby) at the breast; suckle. v.i. 2. (of a baby) to nurse. 3. to nurse a baby. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • breast-feed — verb past tense and past participle breastfed (I, T) to feed a baby with milk from your breast rather than from a bottle compare suckle …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • breast-feed — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb : to feed (a baby) from a mother s breast rather than from a bottle : suckle …   Useful english dictionary

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