Definition of 'breast-feed'
Translations for 'breast-feed'
British English: breast-feed /ˈbrɛstˌfiːd/ VERB
When a woman breast-feeds, or breast-feeds her baby, she feeds her baby with milk from her breasts, rather than from a bottle.
Not all women have the choice whether or not to breast-feed their babies.
- American English: breast-feed
- Arabic: يُرْضِع
- Brazilian Portuguese: amamentar
- Chinese: 哺乳
- Croatian: dojiti
- Czech: kojit
- Danish: give bryst
- Dutch: borstvoeden
- European Spanish: amamantar
- Finnish: imettää
- French: allaiter
- German: stillen
- Greek: θηλάζω
- Italian: allattare al seno
- Japanese: 授乳する
- Korean: 모유를 먹이다
- Norwegian: amme
- Polish: nakarmić piersią
- European Portuguese: amamentar
- Romanian: a alăpta
- Russian: кормить грудью
- Spanish: amamantar
- Swedish: amma
- Thai: ให้นมทารกด้วยนมแม่
- Turkish: emzirmek
- Ukrainian: годувати грудьми
- Vietnamese: nuôi con bằng sữa mẹ
Definition of breast-feed from the Collins English Dictionary
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