wet nurse

NOUN
  1. a woman hired to suckle a child of someone else
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  • If an unmarried mother of her first child is engaged as a wet nurse, she should not be "stuffed" or allowed to overeat, which is commonly the result of moving her from her lower life into more comfortable surroundings, or given ale or beer to increase her milk. The Mother and Her Child
  • Thrse herself fell ill soon after her birth and was sent to a farm to be under the care of a wet nurse. RIDDLE ME THIS
  • What could be more cooperative than a wet nurse? The Times Literary Supplement
  • She had a wet nurse for the infant.
  • Roman writers often accused women of wanting to employ a wet nurse only for the sake of maintaining a sexually desirable figure.
  • What could be more cooperative than a wet nurse? The Times Literary Supplement
  • There have been wet nurses and nannies for generations, for centuries.
  • Perhaps Eleanor should engage a wet nurse for the journey and the first few weeks? THE GOLDEN LION
  • In some cases, families sent their infants to live with wet nurses in the country - but sucklings might not survive if the wet nurses favoured their own babies.
  • a wet nurse
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