GC: n

S: UNICEF – (last access: 4 September 2014); WHO – (last access: 24 May 2017).

N: 1. late 14c., “child during earliest period of life” (sometimes extended to age 7 and sometimes including a fetus), from Latin infantem (nominative infans) “young child, babe in arms,” noun use of adjective meaning “not able to speak,” from in- “not, opposite of” + fans, present participle of fari “speak”. As an adjective, 1580s, from the noun.
2. “Baby” and “infant” both designate a new-born or very young child who is still in arms. “Baby” is the everyday word, while “infant” tends to sound impersonal or medical. When the child is able to walk unaided, he is usually considered a “toddler”.

S: 1. OED – (last access: 4 September 2014). 2. GDT – (last access: 4 September 2014).

SYN: baby, suckling, child of tender years.

S: GDT – (last access: 4 September 2014).

CR: human milk, infancy, infant feeding.