wet nurse


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wet nurse

n.
1. A woman who suckles another woman's child.
2. One who treats another with excessive care or solicitude.

wet nurse

n
a woman hired to suckle the child of another
vb (tr)
1. to act as a wet nurse to (a child)
2. informal to attend with great devotion

wet′ nurse`


n.
a woman hired to suckle another's infant.
[1610–20]

wet′-nurse`



v.t. -nursed, -nurs•ing.
1. to act as a wet nurse to (an infant).
2. to give excessive care or attention to.
[1775–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wet nurse - a woman hired to suckle a child of someone elsewet nurse - a woman hired to suckle a child of someone else
nanny, nursemaid, nurse - a woman who is the custodian of children
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References in classic literature ?
The wet nurse supported the coverlet with her while the priest with a goose feather anointed the boy's little red and wrinkled soles and palms.
Beginning in 1909, Chicago's Children's Memorial Hospital found women willing to wet nurse hospitalized infants through the local Salvation Army Headquarters.
I've seen a drawing in an 18th Century surgical text book showing a wet nurse feeding an infant from a nipple on her upper thigh
If a mother was incapable of suckling her own infant a wet nurse was the only solution.
2LONG-SUFFERING wet nurse pines for quiet nights by the fire with shy, sensitive bore who, when he asks if you will "come out" with him, means he wants to take you for a meal.
She sets the transition from breast to bottle in the context of changing ideas about motherhood, the cultural authority of medical science, and widening class divisions between wet nurse and employer.
ANGUS FRASER last night blasted suggestions that he's only here to wet nurse England's young gun quickies.
She notes the existence of systems of short-term "fostering" of legitimate orphans that included stays at the wet nurse or apprenticeships in households in need of labor.
Despite the backlash the World Health Organisation say 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.
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.
We know breast is best and radio stations were flooded with listeners this week congratulating the wet nurse on her brave Facebook post.