I had the chance to nurse a family member’s baby, when she was ill. It was only one time. It was a newborn and my baby was 1 year old.
It was weird, because I hadn’t nursed a tiny baby in forever and suddenly my baby seemed HUGE!
It was great, because I was helping someone I loved.
It was normal to me, because it just felt right.
There may be times when we are called upon to nurse a friends baby or a family member’s baby. Would you do so if the opportunity arose?
Wet Nurse as a job?
This is a whole different type of wet nursing. I am not opposed to it, but in todays world, there probably is not a large number of such jobs available. I found a great article in the Williamsburg Magazine about Wet Nurses (search page 19) in historic times. It was interesting to read about the debate about nursing even back then.