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Last, nursing

"Last May" was in...

2011
32(46.4%)
2012
37(53.6%)

"Nursing a (healthy) baby" refers to...

Looking after a baby, whether cuddling or feeding them.
19(21.8%)
Feeding a baby, by whatever means.
11(12.6%)
Breastfeeding a baby.
57(65.5%)

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heleninwales
Aug. 25th, 2012 01:14 pm (UTC)
To me the word has more than one meaning and the context would tell you which sense. I agree that it's generally used by the medical profession as a synonym for breastfeeding, but I would also use it for generally cuddling and soothing baby. So you (and "you" could be male or female) might ask if you could, "Nurse the baby for a bit," meaning that you want to cuddle it.