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In Rome, there were so-called wet nurse

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In Rome, there were so-called wet nurse
In Rome, there were so-called wet nurse

Children from rich homes were often fed by other women, the so-called mammals. Soranus of Ephesus in the 2nd century CE. He proposed to hire a woman between 20 and 40 years of age who has two or three children of her own.

Such a woman should be superstitious, neat, conservative, compassionate, balanced and preferably of Greek origin. In addition, she should not drink alcohol as this may lead to poor development.

  • Soranus of Ephesus, De arte obsterica morbisque mulierum

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