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.
56) Consequently, wet nurses, in order "to feed" their own babies, turned them over to a caretaker and artificial food.
Wet nurses - women in the past who made a profession of breast feeding the children they looked after - often had an extra nipple.
Ross (1974), both unmentioned in Madonnas that Maim, that the "vast majority of middle- and upper-class children in Florence were being handed over to balie, or wet nurses, within a few days of birth.
Golden uses an impressive array of sources - including diaries, personal correspondence, domestic advice literature, medical tracts, newspaper ads, and the records of hospitals and welfare institutions - to probe the public debates over wet nursing, and the personal experiences of wet nurses and their employers.
She said they had established 'milk banks' in Malabang and Saguiaran towns and encouraged volunteer wet nurses in evacuation centers.
So the worried single mum-of-two, 26, logged on to the Breastfeeding Yummy Mummies Facebook group from her hospital bed and appealed for wet nurses.
But wet nurses have been on the go for years in Ireland, they're simply not really talked about.
This article analyzes the ways in which the eighteenth-century Mexican satire Ordenanzas del baratillo de Mexico by Pedro Anselmo Creslos Jache (1734) rails against the practice of hiring wet nurses to provide sustenance to the infants of Spanish-American creoles.
Xinxinyu Household Service Company in Shenzen, southern China, has started providing services of wet nurses - or adult nannies - to the sick and wealthy citizens who believe that the breast milk has high nutritional value, the Sun reported.
Chinese media is reporting a new trend in some areas of the country, including sin the southern city of Shenzhen, where adults are hiring wet nurses to provide breast milk for "nourishment.
However, during the late nineteenth to early twentieth century the impact of 'social Darwinism' cast these lower class women employed as wet nurses as a threat where it was assumed that their poorer environments, diets, immoral recreational activities (i.