from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. to feed with a bottle; -- of infants or baby animals.
- transitive v. to train, manage or instruct (a person) with great attention to detail.
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- v. feed (infants) with a bottle
Sorry, no etymologies found.
And I also wish we had a culture where breastfeeding was the norm, without denigrating those who choose to or must bottlefeed.
I could not feel more love for him or for his father who helped me bottlefeed him through many a long night.
But just because you choose to bottlefeed does not make you a crappy mother.
However, the pro-breastfeeding mantra and air of associated judgement has become overbearing and suffocating for many women who don't or can't breastfeed, even for women who both breastfeed and bottlefeed their babies.
If anyone gets baby kitties, dont bottlefeed them this way!
Good luck, and don't let naysayers discourage you if you keep trying or critics hurt you if you decide to bottlefeed.
I don't think women should be judged either way and i find it a bit hurtful that some of the same women who are angry about being judged for breastfeeding in public would make derogatory remarks about women who choose to or have to bottlefeed.
I know many women bottlefeed because they couldn't breastfeed, didn't produce enough milk, etc.
They have volunteers who bottlefeed the babies who are brought in too young to survive without 24-hour attention in private homes, and they have volunteers who come into the shelter to give attention to the animals to help make them more adoptable.
Because it never occurred to me not to, until it was mentioned in an NHS antenatal class - "Are you planning to breast or bottlefeed?"
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