Meaning of “breastfeed” in the English Dictionary

"breastfeed" in British English

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breastfeedverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈbrest.fiːd/ us /ˈbrest.fiːd/ breastfed

When a mother breastfeeds her baby, she feeds it with milk directly from her breasts rather than with artificial or cow's milk from a bottle.

breastfeeding
noun [ U ] uk /ˈbrest.fiː.dɪŋ/ us /ˈbrest.fiː.dɪŋ/

(Definition of “breastfeed” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)