Definition of breast milk in English:

breast milk


  • Milk produced by a woman's breasts after childbirth as food for her child.

    ‘a hormone called prolactin stimulates the body to produce breast milk’
    • ‘breast milk substitutes’
    • ‘Breast milk has a composition of all the nutrients your child needs for brain development.’
    • ‘Where is the best place to store breast milk?’
    • ‘This component is the major protein found in breast milk, and is therefore used to supplement infant formula.’
    • ‘Breast milk contains antibodies that protect infants from bacteria and viruses.’
    • ‘Nursing women burn 600 or more extra calories a day producing breast milk.’
    • ‘She is a firm believer in the value of breast feeding and pumped breast milk for Nathan every morning.’
    • ‘Amazingly, the fat content in my breast milk would be higher to compensate for my baby's prematurity.’
    • ‘The breast milk is in a bottle in the fridge.’
    • ‘It may also be helpful to pump and store breast milk, so that Dad or other caregivers can help with the feedings.’
    • ‘It was evident within a very short period of time that we would have to look to alternatives for breast milk.’


breast milk

/ˈbrest ˌmilk/ /ˈbrɛst ˌmɪlk/