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Synonyms for breastfeed

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. breastfeed, suckle, suck, nurse, wet-nurse, lactate, give suck(verb)

    give suck to

    "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"

    soak up, entertain, go down on, sop up, wet-nurse, fellate, hold, draw, give suck, absorb, suckle, take in, suck in, harbour, nurse, imbibe, lactate, blow, take up, suck up, harbor, suck


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    breast-feed, nurse

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  1. Subhash Pokhrel:

    Studies show that there is often an unsympathetic public attitude to breastfeeding outside of the home, an acceptance of formula feeding as a normal and safe way to feed babies, a lack of expertise and experience of breastfeeding among health service staff, women’s choice to start or to continue to breastfeed is therefore constrained by the culture and community in which they live.

  2. Susan Johnson:

    Women run. Women campaign for public office. And women breastfeed, these are all normal things women do, and the more often we see women do ordinary important things, the more quickly our expectations change.

  3. Jennifer Grayson:

    You have to look at this as a societal issue…the fact that we’re promoting ‘breast is best’ in an environment where there is such an utter lack of support for American women to be able to successfully breastfeed their babies.

  4. Jennifer Pitonyak:

    Continuing to breastfeed an infant is challenging when there is a lack of support – particularly for women with lower levels of education and income who may need to return to work as soon as possible after giving birth in order to financially support their family.

  5. Pope Francis:

    You mothers give your children milk and even now, if they cry because they are hungry, breastfeed them, don't worry.

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