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Wet Nursing: A History from Antiquity to the Present (Family, Sexuality, and Social Relations in Past Times)
Wet nursing, or breast feeding another's child for money, is one of the oldest occupations open to women. This book is a history of these substitute mothers from earliest times to the present. Valerie Fildes examines wet nursing practices in ancient societies such as Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Graeco-Roman world; medieval and renaissance Europe; Europe and America since th ...more
Hardcover, 300 pages
Published September 1st 1988 by Basil Blackwell
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