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Wet Nursing: A History from Antiquity to the Present (Family, Sexuality, and Social Relations in Past Times)

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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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