It was mandated by the slave owner that only one breast could be used to feed the white child... If she switched up and let both black and white babies suckle from the same breast, she could be whipped. It was like then sharing the same water fountain. She wasn't a paid wet nurse who choose this profession. He was an enslaved woman who had to feed all the white babies first and her child last. So if milk went dry, they brought in another slave to feed his children.

It was mandated by the slave owner that only one breast could be used to feed the white child... If she switched up and let both black and white babies suckle from the same breast, she could be whipped. It was like then sharing the same water fountain. She wasn't a paid wet nurse who choose this profession. He was an enslaved woman who had to feed all the white babies first and her child last. So if milk went dry, they brought in another slave to feed his children.

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This dress features slits in the bust to permit women to more easily breastfeed their baby—a duty which had, for most of the 18th century, been delegated to a hired "wet nurse."

This dress features slits in the bust to permit women to more easily breastfeed their baby—a duty which had, for most of the 18th century, been delegated to a hired "wet nurse."

GAME PLAYERS 23: Bloodborne - " Micolash, Host of the Nightmare"

GAME PLAYERS 23: Bloodborne - " Micolash, Host of the Nightmare"

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Old comics for wet play times - always tatty and a nightmare to get back in the drawer at the end of playtime.

Old comics for wet play times - always tatty and a nightmare to get back in the drawer at the end of playtime.

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Images at the entrance of the tomb of the wet nurse, called Maya, shows the pharaoh Tutankhamen seated on her lap. It's now believed that Maya may have been Tutankhamen's sister, Meritaten.

Images at the entrance of the tomb of the wet nurse, called Maya, shows the pharaoh Tutankhamen seated on her lap. It's now believed that Maya may have been Tutankhamen's sister, Meritaten.

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