If a wet nurse cannot be obtained, or if the age will permit, a substitute may be tried.
I hadn't hired out for no wet nurse, and I told the crowd so.
I cannot send it to a wet nurse as I have not any money, and I do not know which way to turn.
It may be necessary to obtain a wet nurse for them, as it is with "the delicate child."
I sent him to a wet nurse in the country, a peasant, as she did not seem to me strong enough, though she is of humble origin.
She was by then married; beside her walked a wet nurse with a tiny baby.
The test of a wet nurse was to press out a drop of milk upon the nail, when if it did not run the milk was considered good.
The wet nurse required brought with her a train of servants.
Queen Elizabeth—my wife Judy was her wet nurse—was reared after that fashion.
A wet nurse was a thing unknown and a dry one as unthought of.
wet nurse n.
A woman employed to breast-feed a child that is not her own.