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My mother says I used to breast-feed in a split.
Dree Hemingway

Meaning of "breast-feed" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BREAST-FEED

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BREAST-FEED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Breast-Feed is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb breast-feed in English.

WHAT DOES BREAST-FEED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

breast-feed

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is the feeding of an infant or young child with breast milk directly from female human breasts rather than using infant formula. Babies have a sucking reflex that enables them to suck and swallow milk. Experts recommend that children be breastfed within one hour of birth, exclusively breastfed for the first six months, and then breastfed until age two with age-appropriate, nutritionally adequate and safe complementary foods. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends for the U.S. that after 6 months of exclusive breastfeeding, babies should continue to breastfeed "for a year and for as long as is mutually desired by the mother and baby". Inadequate nutrition is an underlying cause of the deaths of more than 2.6 million children and over 100,000 mothers every year. Some working mothers express milk to be used while their child is being cared for by others. Breastfeeding is a very personal decision. Many women have their own beliefs and feelings about whether or not they want to. “The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Dietetic Associating promote breastfeeding as the BEST source of infant nutrition”.

Definition of breast-feed in the English dictionary

The definition of breast-feed in the dictionary is to feed with milk from the breast; suckle.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BREAST-FEED

PRESENT

Present
I breast-feed
you breast-feed
he/she/it breast-feeds
we breast-feed
you breast-feed
they breast-feed
Present continuous
I am breast-feeding
you are breast-feeding
he/she/it is breast-feeding
we are breast-feeding
you are breast-feeding
they are breast-feeding
Present perfect
I have breast-fed
you have breast-fed
he/she/it has breast-fed
we have breast-fed
you have breast-fed
they have breast-fed
Present perfect continuous
I have been breast-feeding
you have been breast-feeding
he/she/it has been breast-feeding
we have been breast-feeding
you have been breast-feeding
they have been breast-feeding
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I breast-fed
you breast-fed
he/she/it breast-fed
we breast-fed
you breast-fed
they breast-fed
Past continuous
I was breast-feeding
you were breast-feeding
he/she/it was breast-feeding
we were breast-feeding
you were breast-feeding
they were breast-feeding
Past perfect
I had breast-fed
you had breast-fed
he/she/it had breast-fed
we had breast-fed
you had breast-fed
they had breast-fed
Past perfect continuous
I had been breast-feeding
you had been breast-feeding
he/she/it had been breast-feeding
we had been breast-feeding
you had been breast-feeding
they had been breast-feeding
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will breast-feed
you will breast-feed
he/she/it will breast-feed
we will breast-feed
you will breast-feed
they will breast-feed
Future continuous
I will be breast-feeding
you will be breast-feeding
he/she/it will be breast-feeding
we will be breast-feeding
you will be breast-feeding
they will be breast-feeding
Future perfect
I will have breast-fed
you will have breast-fed
he/she/it will have breast-fed
we will have breast-fed
you will have breast-fed
they will have breast-fed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been breast-feeding
you will have been breast-feeding
he/she/it will have been breast-feeding
we will have been breast-feeding
you will have been breast-feeding
they will have been breast-feeding
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would breast-feed
you would breast-feed
he/she/it would breast-feed
we would breast-feed
you would breast-feed
they would breast-feed
Conditional continuous
I would be breast-feeding
you would be breast-feeding
he/she/it would be breast-feeding
we would be breast-feeding
you would be breast-feeding
they would be breast-feeding
Conditional perfect
I would have breast-feed
you would have breast-feed
he/she/it would have breast-feed
we would have breast-feed
you would have breast-feed
they would have breast-feed
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been breast-feeding
you would have been breast-feeding
he/she/it would have been breast-feeding
we would have been breast-feeding
you would have been breast-feeding
they would have been breast-feeding
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you breast-feed
we let´s breast-feed
you breast-feed
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to breast-feed
Past participle
breast-fed
Present Participle
breast-feeding
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BREAST-FEED

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breast milk
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breast wall
breast-beating
breast-fed
breast-feeding
breastbone
breastpin
breastplate
breastplough
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WORDS THAT END LIKE BREAST-FEED

bottle-feed
chicken feed
cut sheet feed
drip-feed
feed
float-feed
foliar feed
force-feed
form feed
line feed
misfeed
overfeed
pressure-feed
refeed
sheet feed
single-sheet feed
spoon-feed
stall-feed
stream feed
underfeed

Synonyms and antonyms of breast-feed in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «breast-feed» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BREAST-FEED

Find out the translation of breast-feed to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of breast-feed from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «breast-feed» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

哺乳
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

amamantar
570 millions of speakers

English

breast-feed
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्तनपान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يُرْضِع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кормить грудью
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

amamentar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্তন্যদুগ্ধ দ্বারা প্রতিপালন করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

allaiter
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Makanan payudara
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

stillen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

授乳する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

모유를 먹이다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pakan susu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nuôi con bằng sữa mẹ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மார்பக ஜூன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्तन-आहार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

emzirmedi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

allattare al seno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nakarmić piersią
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

годувати грудьми
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a alăpta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θηλάζω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

borsvoed
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

amma
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

amme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of breast-feed

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BREAST-FEED»

The term «breast-feed» is regularly used and occupies the 92.848 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BREAST-FEED» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «breast-feed» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «breast-feed» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about breast-feed

EXAMPLES

QUOTES WITH «BREAST-FEED»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word breast-feed.
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Dree Hemingway
My mother says I used to breast-feed in a split.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BREAST-FEED»

Discover the use of breast-feed in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to breast-feed and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Adventures of Don Chipote,or, When Parrots Breast-Feed
Ethriam Cash Brammer, a young poet and scholar, provides a faithful English translation, while Dr. Nicolás Kanellos offers an accessible, well-documented introduction to this important novel in 1984.
Daniel Venegas, 2000
2
Introductory Maternity Nursing
There are many factors that influence the woman's decision about whether to breast-feed or bottle-feed. Some of these factors are culture, age, prior experience with or exposure to breast-feeding, and her intent or need to return to work or ...
N. Jayne Klossner, 2006
3
Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth
Mothers' health is also affected by breastfeeding. Women who do not breast-feed are more likely to develop breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and type 2 diabetes. Women who do not breast-feed or breast-feed for only a short period of time are ...
Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Judy Norsigian, 2008
4
Introductory Maternity and Pediatric Nursing
There are also two delivery methods: breast and bottle. The woman can choose to exclusively breast-feed; breast-feed and supplement with expressed breast milk in a bottle; breast-feed and supplement with formula; or she may choose to ...
Nancy T. Hatfield, 2013
5
Trends in Midwifery Research
A statistical comparison was made to ascertain whether respondents might be more likely to wish to breast-feed if their mothers had done so. Although 35 out of the 41 students whose mothers had breast-fed would wish, themselves, ...
Randell E. Balin, 2005
6
What To Expect When You're Breast-feeding... And What If You ...
Nonetheless, if you have a very strong family history of allergies I would encourage you to breast-feed for at least six months if you possibly can, and preferably for as long as nine months to a year. If you can achieve this you will have done ...
Clare Byam-Cook, 2010
7
The Contented Little Baby Book Of Weaning
OOam 2/2.30pm 1 0pm 7/7.30am 1 1 .00am 2/2.30prn 1 0pm 717.30am Days 3-4 Breast-feed or ISO-240ml 16-802) of formula milk Breast-feed or 120-150ml (4- 50z) of formula milk 1 cube of fruit purée Small top-up of breast milk or formula ...
Gina Ford, 2012
8
Safety, Nutrition and Health in Early Education
She works about two ' continuing to breast-feed? 512% Em A 3-month-old baby has justjoinedw your infant classroom. The mother blocks away. What could you do to help support her in her goal of survey felt that formula was as good as or ...
Cathie Robertson, 2012
9
Historical and Multicultural Encyclopedia of Women's ...
Over the past 10 years, there has been much publicity regarding breast-feeding issues such as whether a woman has the right to breast-feed in public. Nearly half of the states in the U.S. have enacted some form of breast-feeding legislation , ...
Judith A. Baer, 2002
10
Childhood and Adolescence: Voyages in Development
In many developing 1 nations, women have no choice: If their infants are going to be nourished, they will have to breast-feed. Yet even in developed nations, where formula is readily available, breast milk today is considered by most health  ...
Spencer Rathus, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BREAST-FEED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term breast-feed is used in the context of the following news items.
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Insurance coverage battle for breast-feeding benefits still an issue
Many women find that certified lactation consultants provide invaluable advice and relief when they are first learning how to breast-feed their ... «Live Insurance News, Jul 15»
2
Kids Deserve Nutritious Food
Children aged 12 to 24 months should continue to breast-feed after meals and whenever they wish. Some Maasai mothers breast-feed for up to ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
3
China wants mothers to breast-feed, but they keep choosing formula
HONG KONG — An overwhelming number of young women in China are reaching for formula over breast milk prematurely to feed their ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
4
Nursing moms fight for insurance coverage of breast-feeding benefits
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that women breast-feed babies exclusively until they are 6 months old and then continue to ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
5
Kim Kardashian “I don't do fillers or Botox when
... Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby); are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed (it is not known if BOTOX Cosmetic passes into breast milk). «Starcasm.net, Jul 15»
6
'Nurse-in' protest follows hurt feelings over breast-feeding
According to California statutes, a mother is allowed to breast-feed her ... “Breast-feeding mothers are welcome to breast-feed in and out of the ... «Santa Clarita Valley Signal, Jul 15»
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Breast-feeding, pet sales, drones: New Virginia laws start Wednesday
Breast-feeding: The law is not explicit: Mothers may now breast-feed in Virginia anywhere they are "lawfully present." The old law mentioned ... «Daily Press, Jun 15»
8
Get knitting to unravel feeding skills
Volunteers are being urged to get knitting – artificial breasts are badly needed to help mothers who may be struggling to breast-feed. «Leicester Mercury, Jun 15»
9
Mums protest at Picasso Museum against breast-feeding ban
A DOZEN mothers protested outside Malaga's Picasso Museum on Thursday (June 25) against a rule that means they cannot breast-feed their babies in the ... «NEWS.GNOM.ES, Jun 15»
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MPs should be allowed to breast-feed in the House of Commons …
MPs should be allowed to breast-feed in the chamber of the House of Commons, a Scottish National Party MP says. SNP MP Alison Thewliss ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Breast-Feed [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/breast-feed>. Feb 2020 ».
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