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Hello everyone,

How can I say that a mother is feeding her one-month baby with milk in her breasts? Is it correct to say "the mother is giving suck to her baby"?

Thanks in advance. Emotion: embarrassed
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Hi,

How about "She's breast-feeding her baby"?
Hi,

How can I say that a mother is feeding her one-month baby with milk in her breasts? Is it correct to say "the mother is giving suck to her baby"? It's correct, but it sounds incredibly old-fashioned, so don't say it.

Just say 'She's breast-feeding'.

Best wishes, Clive
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Thank you Tanit and Clive for your examples.
Doll
Hello everyone,

How can I say that a mother is feeding her one-month baby with milk in her breasts? Is it correct to say "the mother is giving suck to her baby"?

Thanks in advance.
It should be one-month-old baby.
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You're welcome, Doll.
Also right and more related to the word suck would be 'The baby is suckling the mother'
Hi,

No. The verb suckle has two meanings.

1. To feed one's young. Here, it is transitive,

eg The mother is suckling her baby.

2. To feed from the breast. Here, it is intransitive.

eg The baby is suckling the mother.

However, please note that if you use the verb 'to suckle' in your everyday conversation today, people wil think you are very odd and rather amusing. Emotion: big smile Nobody says that. As already pointed out, the normal verb is 'to breastfed'.

Best wishes, Clive

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