Bash and Mary reach the wet nurse
's place before Queen's men.
Although a sexual act may have prepared a wet nurse
's body to lactate, her provision of milk is not a reproductive act.
Greta through this book gives another message that women are instrumental whether serving as a wet nurse
like Kadam or a modern, empowered woman anywhere in the world, they have a common bond and not recognizing this bond is a tragedy of our time.
For instance, during the eighteenth century, although attitudes towards the female body considered the practice of breastfeeding as 'animalistic', breast milk was still considered valuable so there was a huge demand for women to be employed as wet nurses
. In this type of formalised, paid sharing arrangement lower class women were typically employed to feed wealthier women's babies who would typically reside in the wet nurses
' home for the first few months, sometimes years of their lives (Fildes, 1988).
MADINAH: Islamic law prohibits marriage with one's wet nurse
(for men), her husband (for women), her biological children and any nonbiological children she breast-fed.
The rich and powerful could always hire a wet nurse
, a job that Fildes refers to as 'the second oldest profession'.
America was the wet nurse
mother of our culture back then and we zoned in on great black blues musicians like Big Bill Broonzy, Robert Jackson, Blind Willie McTell, Billie Holiday, and anti-racists like Pete Seeger, Judy Collins and Bob Dylan.
Historically, if a woman had problems with breastfeeding--or did not want to breast-feed--a wet nurse
Although they had to leave their daughter Ludmila behind with her wet nurse
, the Count and his wife were able to begin a new life.
Desperate to give her daughters the ao dais required to attend school, Dau turns to part-time work as a wet nurse
. In scenes not easily forgotten, her breasts are suckled not by a baby but by a sickly old rich man in his bizarre, purpose-built chamber.
Kipp also notes the ways that the Irish wet nurse
"radically challenged [the] assumptions" of political economists such as Smith and Malthus, producing with her body that which she turned to profit.