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nursing mother

a mother who is breast-feeding her baby
a biblical name for foster mother
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  • Association of ideas is a nursing mother to the fertility of authorship.

  • To the people who made this language the sea has been the "nursing mother."

    The Fleets Behind the Fleet W. MacNeile (William MacNeile) Dixon
  • Lincoln's Inn had long been a nursing mother to dramatic effort.

    Francis Beaumont: Dramatist Charles Mills Gayley
  • It is also asserted that the nursing mother transmits certain traits to its child, which the non-nursing mother cannot.

    Woman William J. Robinson
  • Then, with the gentleness of a nursing mother, he attended to the cut on her arm.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes Thomas Hardy
  • The diet of the nursing mother during the period immediately after confinement is given elsewhere.

  • The general suggestions on diet which we made to the expectant mother are also valuable for the nursing mother.

    The Mother and Her Child William S. Sadler
  • The full breasts of the stone woman show that she is a nursing mother.

  • He drove a nursing mother, with a woman companion and small child, from comfortable seats on the upturned wood.

    The Bontoc Igorot Albert Ernest Jenks
  • Every nursing mother knows that she dares not become too disturbed lest her milk should dry up or change in character.

    Outwitting Our Nerves Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury

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