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breast-feed

verb [I/T] /ˈbrestˌfid/
(of a mother) to feed a baby with milk from her breasts
breast-feeding
noun [U]
Exclusive breastfeeding for at least six months cuts the baby's chance of developing ear infections in half.
Translations of “breast-feed”
in Chinese (Traditional) 母乳餵養…
in Russian кормить грудью…
in Turkish emzirmek, süt vermek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 母乳喂养…
in Polish karmić piersią…
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