breast-feed [brest-feed] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN verb (used with object), breast-fed, breast-feed·ing. to nurse (a baby) at the breast; suckle. verb (used without object), breast-fed, breast-feed·ing. (of a baby) to nurse. to nurse a baby.
Origin of breast-feed First recorded in 1900–05 Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Related Words for breast-feeding, , , , , , , , , , Examples from the Web for breast-feeding Contemporary Examples of breast-feeding
After all, women now use Facebook to share sonogram pictures, breast-feeding tips, and even cervical dilation during labor.
October 17, 2011
Breast-feeding may burn calories, but it also stimulates appetite, leading many women to eat more.
January 23, 2010
Historical Examples of breast-feeding
(d) An allowance for breast-feeding at the rate of 12 cents a day, including Sundays and holidays, for 12 weeks after confinement.
Influence of the length of the birth interval and the duration of breast-feeding on infant mortality, exhibited by Weinberg.
The varying length of breast-feeding of the children has probably also its influence.
The habit of breast-feeding as running in families and infant mortality.
This is partly due to interference with breast-feeding and partly to the unfavourable influence on pregnancy.
British Dictionary definitions for breast-feeding breast-feed verb -feeds, -feeding or -fed to feed (a baby) with milk from the breast; suckle Derived Formsbreast-fed, adjectivebreast-feeding, noun Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 breast-feeding in Medicine breast-feed [brĕst′fēd] v. To feed a baby mother’s milk from the breast; suckle. The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.