breastfeed

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This word may also be written "breast-feed."
breastfeed(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to feed breastmilk)
a. amamantar
Julia covered herself with a blanket while she was breastfeeding her son.Julia se cubrió con una manta mientras amamantaba a su hijo.
b. darle el pecho a
Are you breastfeeding your baby or feeding her formula?¿Le está dando el pecho a su bebé o lo está alimentando con fórmula?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to feed breastmilk)
a. dar el pecho
I don't know why people are kicking up such a fuss about women breastfeeding in public.No sé porque la gente está armando tanto escándalo de que las mujeres den el pecho en público.
b. amamantar
The restaurant owner told my sister she needed to go into the bathroom in order to breastfeed.El dueño del restaurante le dijo a mi hermana que necesitaba ir al baño para poder amamantar.
3. (to suckle)
a. tomar el pecho
My baby won't stop crying; I've already changed his diaper, and he doesn't want to breastfeed either.Mi bebé no deja de llorar; ya le cambié el pañal, y tampoco quiere tomar el pecho.
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breastfeed
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. dar el pecho a, amamantar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. dar el pecho
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