wet nurse


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Synonyms for wet nurse

a woman hired to suckle a child of someone else

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One woman's wet nurse is another woman's bottle of formula and all mums and their newborns need to be supported in the choice that's right for them.
But wet nurses have been on the go for years in Ireland, they're simply not really talked about.
She plays the role of the warrior queen, who gets influenced by her hunch-backed wet nurse to force the king to banish Rama from the kingdom, and put her own son on the throne.
Despite the backlash, the World Health Organisation says milk from a healthy wet nurse is the second best alternative to expressed milk from a child's mother when direct breastfeeding is not an option.
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.
A position as a wet nurse often afforded poor or single women a source of steady income and a chance for social mobility, particularly in countries such as Spain where as early as the thirteenth century, nursing children until the age of three was required by law (Twinam 160).
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.
She uses her family members to get the information out of the wet nurse.
Greta reminds us of the role of the "ruling women", supplementing her theme with the characters of Kadam, Jung Bahadur's clairvoyant wet nurse, and his mother, Ganesh Kumari.
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).
Those who joined the walk were taken to the Phoolwali Gali, Chaunsath Khamba, the marble tomb of Mirza Aziz, and the tomb of Atgah Khan, husband of Akbar's wet nurse Jiji Anaga.