|1.||[ noun ] (food) feeding an infant by giving suck at the breast|
|Related terms:||feeding breastfeed|
|2.||[ noun ] the period following birth during which milk is secreted|
"lactation normally continues until weaning"
|Related terms:||time_period breastfeed|
|3.||[ noun ] (biology,medicine) the production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands|
|Related terms:||bodily_process word breastfeed|