This is a sound approach that will be accepted (and indeed assumed) by most readers, and one that is well represented in his previous work about wet-nursing
as an occupation had the potential to extract an extreme cost from the nurse herself.
Kertzer examines late nineteenth-century wet-nursing
in Italy, and the political economy and moral outlook that shaped it.
In historical periods in which infant mortality was often over 80% in the first year of life, wet-nursing
also served as a means of the mother distancing herself from the child: if it survived to one year or eighteen months then it was welcomed back into the family.
He should be watching the football instead of wet-nursing
the only gay in the Weatherfield village.
As Patrick Sussman carefully traces in his book Selling Mothers' Milk, while elsewhere in Europe modernity was associated with the demise of wet-nursing
, the majority of French women continued to send their babies away to be nursed throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (7).
was traditionally seen as a threat to the purity of the child's morals, since a child was thought to imbibe the nurse's bad character and defects of class through her milk (Perry 196-97).
has not just started in Fletcher's time, even though he occasionally takes it to ridiculous limits.
Berry focuses particularly on the wet-nursing
treatises of C.
The pages about the social history of wet-nursing
in its relation to maternal deprivation and romantic melancholy are original, but tend to leave the field of rigorous literary criticism.
Successive chapters are thus devoted to the unsettling impact on the individual and on the community of migration, largely to the capital, that is rightly seen as characteristic of revolutionary and post-revolutionary France; to maternal deprivation and the custom of wet-nursing
(for Pasco a veritable open sesame that unlocks his reading of the French Romantic sensibility) that is said to 'provide a plausible explanation of why the Romantic hero was especially multitudinous, long-lived, and welcome in the literature of France' (p.
And in a keen synthesis, the final pages describe how early modern anxieties over pregnancy, childbirth, and wet-nursing
converge in The Winter's Tale.
If these bats are monogamous, the male might gain an evolutionary advantage by helping its partner with wet-nursing
duties, he speculates.
If so, why not an NHSsponsored wet-nursing
scheme for new-born.
Here the argument begins to strain in its psychoanalytic contortions, at one point attributing Drayton's impulse toward poetic self-dissection to the Renaissance child-rearing practices of wet-nursing
and excessive swaddling.