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Synonyms for wet-nurse

a woman hired to suckle a child of someone else

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Eight point twenty five% of the participants worked as wet-nurse before (Table 2).
Analyzing advertisements for wet-nurses during the US colonial period, Golden notes that Southerners rarely specified the race of the potential wet-nurse; rather, the ads focused on the health and "supply" of the wet-nurse.
Arresting drunks in the town centre has a knock-on effect for the police in having to wet-nurse these people until they are fit to be dealt with, coupled with all the information and evidence required by CPS and the courts.
From the biblical Moses' mother Jocheved, whom the Pharaoh's daughter unknowingly chose to nurse the future prophet, to rural peasants who were sent the foundlings of urban single women and married aristocrats, to current Hollywood starlets with implants who hire women with unaltered breasts to nurse their babies, class politics and health have determined the dynamics among the triad of mother, baby, and wet-nurse.
That the wet-nurse was also thought to have an irredeemable influence on children's personality may be evinced by the fact that some sixteenth and seventeenth century wills left extra money to those children who were breastfed by their mother 'at the expense of those put out to nurse.
Kate Garraway meets a variety of individuals who are open to the idea of cross-feeding - allowing other women to wet-nurse their babies.
These were often poor women in difficult circumstances who were compelled to wet-nurse to broker their survival.
The woman, whom he called "Peppa," first his wet-nurse and then his nanny, became the ideal maternal figure of his imagination, and his removal from her care at the age of four was an unforgettable trauma.
His explanation however is primarily economic: France continued to wet-nurse because in France, unlike in other countries, wet-nursing was not a prerogative of the wealthy but a necessity of the working poor, a population whose size increased over time in France.
In another interesting twist, Edgeworth presents the Irish wet-nurse as a potentially transnational figure to weigh against other models of cosmopolitanism.
Judges sometimes specified an amount (for example 40 livres per year), sometimes ordered the man to pay all costs incurred by the woman, and sometimes ordered him to place the infant, presumably either in an orphanage or with a wet-nurse in the countryside.
Mother' somehow found two women to wet-nurse my baby, an Estonian and a Russian.
Ballal is more flavorsome as the wise old wet-nurse, and supports like Dayashankar Pandey (as a cook who dreams of starting a dhaba franchise Stateside) and Rajesh Vivek (as postmaster) add amusing colon
The complete skeleton of an adult male lion, showing signs that it was mummified after death, was found by a team of French archaeologists in a tomb which originally housed the remains of Maia, the wet-nurse of Tutankhamun.
Researchers led by Alain Zivie, from the CNRS research institute in Paris, discovered the male lion in the tomb of King Tutankhamun's wet-nurse, Maia.