1. [ noun ] (food) feeding an infant by giving suck at the breast
Synonyms: suckling
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
Similar spelling:   lactating