- to nurse (a baby) at the breast; suckle.
- (of a baby) to nurse.
- to nurse a baby.
Origin of breast-feed
First recorded in 1900–05
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Related Words for breast-feedfeed, nourish, cradle, nurture, suckle, suck, wet-nurse, lactate, dry-nurse, bottle-feed, breast-feed
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- to feed (a baby) with milk from the breast; suckle
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- To feed a baby mother's milk from the breast; suckle.
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