The goddess Rumina was invoked among other birth and child development deities to promote the flow of breast milk. For years, wet-nursing was a well-paid, respectable and popular job for many lower class women in England. It was common for upper-class women to hire wet nurses to breastfeed their children.
In 17th- and 18th-century Britain, a woman would earn more money as a wet nurse than her husband could as a labourer. The English wet nurse in Victorian England was most likely a single woman who previously had given birth to an illegitimate child.
Wet nurses are employed when the mother is unable or elects not to nurse the child herself.
Our pets are noted for their loyal and playful characteristics, for their attractiveness or for their song.Many cultures feature stories, historical or mythological, involving superhuman, supernatural, human and in some instances animal wet-nurses.