Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Suckled'
adj : (of an infant) breast-fed [syn: nursed]
- Suckle \Suc"kle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Suckled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Suckling.] [Freq. of suck.]
To give suck to; to nurse at the breast. --Addison.
The breasts of Hecuba When she did suckle Hector,
looked not lovelier. --Shak.
They are not weak, suckled by Wisdom. --Landor.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Suckled'
Breastfeeding is the feeding of an infant or young child with breast milk directly from female human breasts (i.e., via lactation) rather than from a baby bottle or other container. Babies have a sucking reflex that enables them to suck and swallow milk. Most mothers can breastfeed for six months or more, without the addition of infant formula or solid food.
Human breast milk is the healthiest form of milk for human babies.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) emphasize the value of breastfeeding for mothers as well as children. Both recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life and then supplemented breastfeeding for at least one year and up to two years or more.
Recent British research suggested that though breastfeeding was still recommended for 4 months, solid food should be introduced after that to reduce the incidence of iron deficiency, allergies to peanuts and early onset coeliac disease. However, the British Department of Health stated, "Breast milk provides all the nutrients a baby needs up to six months of age and we recommend exclusive breastfeeding for this time." The WHO recommendation for exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months is important in developing countries where there is a higher incidence of gastroenteritis.[See more about Suckled at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]