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breastfeed

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈbrest.fiːd/ (breastfed) us  
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   /-ɪŋ/ us  
Translations of “breastfeed”
in Korean 모유를 먹이다…
in Arabic تُرضِع…
in Portuguese mamar…
in Catalan alletar…
in Japanese (赤ん坊)に母乳をやる…
in Italian allattare…
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