BlackDoll (black_doll) wrote in thequestionclub,

wet nurse - solved!

What is a wet nurse? I mean, I know what one is but how does it happen, medically? How is it they can produce milk and not be pregnant?

I read a novel about a wet nurse who was one for YEARS. Like, her whole adult life. She was pregnant once, lost the baby (stillborn I think) but was able to nurse other babies the rest of her life, without getting pregnant or having sex. She was considered a savior in her town for nourishing people during a famine (this novel took place a looong time ago like the 14th century).


(inspired by this post)

Edit: I am stupid, bbsy is smart!

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