Wet Nurse

Wet NurseA wet nurse is a woman who breast feeds another woman’s baby.

A mother is unable to breast feed her own baby for numerous reasons that can include health issues, inadequate breast milk production or personal reasons (such as social/career restraints).

This mother can arrange with another woman who is post-pregnancy and is able to produce breast milk (in other words, is lactating) to feed the newborn.

Children who have breast fed from the same woman and who are not siblings are sometimes referred to as milk siblings.

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