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.
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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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
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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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Translations
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Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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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.
Despite these objections, the lack of hygienic bottles, suitable infant formula, and proper food sterilisation techniques (to allow for storage of breastmilk) left feeding via wet nurse as the only safe alternative to a mother's own breastmilk for centuries.
In those pre-infant formula days, the alternative to maternal milk was tinned condensed milk, or the milk of a wet nurse, which was not only expensive but also just as risky because the wet nurse herself could, unknowingly, be a beriberi carrier.
Umm Haram is the wet nurse of Prophet Mohammed, who fell off her horse and died at the spot where she was later buried during the first Arab raids of Cyprus between 647AD and 649AD.
Desperate for employment, Lilli is hired as a wet nurse for a wealthy family, at the financial and emotional expense of boarding her own daughter, with catastrophic results.
The husband of the wet nurse is considered the 'cause' of the milk involved.
What strikes one the most is the scrupulous thoroughness in which the investigations were conducted--evidence was weighed very carefully, as in the case of the infant allegedly strangled by his wet nurse (Case 5), and each inconsistency in testimony is ironed out in subsequent interrogations.
While 54% wouldn't want someone else feeding their child, one in 25 has wet nursed someone else's child and 13% would rather use a wet nurse than formula.
Of course there are the rich urban mums who can afford to hire midwives and wet nurses. In the States, for instance a wet nurse will set you back $1,000 a week.
When Mina has difficulty breast-feeding, Ari becomes a modern-day wet nurse. The friendship gives Ari new purpose and creates a community of motherhood--albeit just the two of them--that she's been seeking.
The Arrival of Vasco da Gama retells the story of the Portuguese explorer coming to India Image Credit: The Cloud Battle Ravana abducting Sita Image Credit: The Betrayal Kaikeyi with her wet nurse Image Credit: Intrigue, the chess game from Avega - the passion; Kaikeyi with King Dashrath Image Credit: By Jyoti KalsiSpecial to Weekend Review