Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To feed (a baby) mother's milk from the breast; suckle.
  • intransitive v. To breastfeed a baby.

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. give suck to

Etymologies

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Examples

  • To say that she has ANY concept of what real life moms and especially real working moms have to cope with when they are trying to breastfeed is the UNDERSTATEMENT of the year.

    Bonnie Fuller: $60 Million Supermodel Gisele Bundchen Needs to Shut Up and Stop Dictating Breastfeeding to Women

  • Hoosen Coovadia of the Africa Centre said: The question of whether or not to breastfeed is not a straightforward one.

    Breastfeeding May Cut HIV Risk in Babies | Impact Lab

  • Althoug this i a little bizarre for me it hapenned to me, I have 30 years old and since i remember all my entire life i describe myself as fetish of breastfeeding and all my past of masturbation allways had the tendence of stimulating my niples tinking in breastfeed and yes i leaked few times and for me that was cool but now i got the problem because i formed little breast with erected niples and I'm not married that's why is embarrasing when i want to take out my shirt off in front of people.

    Fact: Men Can Breastfeed

  • We are sending out communication to remind all of our front line WestJetters that when and where to breastfeed is a mother’s personal choice and right.

    Under The Blanket | Her Bad Mother

  • I should not be asked to cover up, I should not be urged to cover up, I should not have ‘covering up’ suggested to me – how I breastfeed is entirely up to me, and nobody else’s business.

    Bare Your Boobs In The Air! Like You Just Don’t Care! | Her Bad Mother

  • And the more that either the general public or companies think that they can tell women to hide their breastfeeding, the more they sort of reinforce that there is something wrong with what they're doing, or that it's shameful, rather than encouraging women to breastfeed, which is, in fact, the healthiest thing that they can do for their children.

    CNN Transcript Aug 11, 2004

  • 'If a mother can breastfeed, that is best for the baby.

    Home | Mail Online

  • I know my daughter uses her regular dolls to "breastfeed" from time to time.

    Alpha Mummy - Times Online - WBLG

  • I heard this morning on the news that less than 40% of new mothers around the world breastfeed which is shockingly low and I think goes to show how formula marketing is doing its job!

    » Is Formula Marketing a Problem? Strocel.com

  • My mother did not breastfeed me, but once during my babyhood she allowed me to nurse at the breast of an engorged friend of hers.

    They Shoot Wet Nurses, Don’t They? | Her Bad Mother

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