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synonyms for suckle

  • breastfeed
  • nourish
  • nurture
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antonyms for suckle

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  • deprive
  • neglect
  • starve
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Things might have seemed fine at first, the baby crying, suckling, being passed around the group for love and comfort, but soon it would have been clear that the baby’s health was declining.
THE BELOVED MESOLITHIC GIRL - ISSUE 109: EXCAVATIONJAMIE HODGKINSDECEMBER 15, 2021NAUTILUS
Some simply have a fold of skin that protects their young while they suckle.
SCIENTISTS SAY: MARSUPIALMARIA TEMMINGOCTOBER 25, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
When they suckle their young, they take them in their paws, and present the breast to them like a woman.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME IX (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
Men cannot give birth to a child, nor can they suckle a child; they can only procreate children, or become fathers.
THE SEXUAL LIFE OF THE CHILDALBERT MOLL
Man belongs to the highest class of vertebrates, the Mammals, which produce living young and suckle them.
THE NEW STONE AGE IN NORTHERN EUROPEJOHN M. TYLER
He cautiously pulled back a branch of the honey-suckle, and looked through.
THE CODE OF THE MOUNTAINSCHARLES NEVILLE BUCK
In consumption, all efforts to suckle are frequently equally fatal to the mother and child.
THE PHYSICAL LIFE OF WOMAN:DR. GEORGE H NAPHEYS
A woman in ordinary health will generally be able to suckle her child for twelve months without experiencing any bad effects.
THE PHYSICAL LIFE OF WOMAN:DR. GEORGE H NAPHEYS
Five had died in infancy,—sacrificed to the cruel system which forbade the mother to suckle her babies.
MY LADY LUDLOWELIZABETH GASKELL
A doll is made of red cotton, which the woman clasps in her arms, as if she would suckle it.
THE PSYCHOLOGICAL ORIGIN AND THE NATURE OF RELIGIONJAMES H. LEUBA
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SUCKLE

  • bottle-feed
  • breast-feed
  • cradle
  • dry-nurse
  • feed
  • give suck
  • lactate
  • nourish
  • nurture
  • suck
  • suckle
  • wet-nurse
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