wet nurse

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Synonyms for wet nurse

a woman hired to suckle a child of someone else

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Chicago's Presbyterian Hospital hired a wet nurse in 1914 after the hospital board acquiesced to the appeal of medical personnel to provide a constant supply of human milk to save the "little strangers" cared for at the hospital.
Wet nurses - women in the past who made a profession of breast feeding the children they looked after - often had an extra nipple.
As bottle-feeding became safer, the inefficiency and risk of a wet nurse seemed to contrast with the more convenient and scientific alternative of artificial feeding.
As for the wet nurse, was this really a move to highlight the importance of breastfeeding awareness week or simple overt naked exhibitionism?
Umm Haram mosque is one of the most important shrines of the Islamic world as according to legend, it was built where the Prophet Mohammad's wet nurse was buried when she fell from her horse and died during the first Arab raids on the island.
BBC royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell will be shuffling about like a wet nurse in waiting.
It's with serious trepidation that Amanda embarks on her surprisingly lucrative new career: underground wet nurse to the offspring of Chi-town's rich and famous.
A picture of a bare breast of Ruth brings up this anecdote: Michelangelo used to joke that his wet nurse was the wife of a stone carver, and the marble dust in her milk set Michelangelo on the path to become a great sculptor.
The mahrams in Islam include blood relatives, relatives through marriage and milk mahrams in the case of people who have been cared for by a wet nurse during infancy.
When mothers are unable to breastfeed, a wet nurse will be provided.
She uses her family members to get the information out of the wet nurse.
In Manchester, factory mothers called for women to wet nurse their infants and 207 mothers responded (PP, 1871; Hewitt, 1958).
Mirella Freni was born in Modena in the same hospital as Luciano Pavarotti, and they shared the same wet nurse, before becoming leading opera singers.
Additionally, towards the end of the nineteenth century, women had begun to experience feelings akin to jealously towards the position of the wet nurse (Wolf, 1999).