In other projects Wikimedia Commons. A decline in working mothers after World War I, passage of a law granting a monthly bonus of fifteen francs to working women if they breast-fed their babies for twelve months, the routine pasteurization of milk, and the availability of canned milk all contributed to the virtually instantaneous extinction of wetnursing in France. Share or comment on this article: Influences, Challenges, and Supports. How a crisp blouse has become the Duchess of Sussex's go-to for high-profile Other factors also played a role in this transition, among them changes in medical practice, evolving customs of infant care, the growth of non-domestic employment opportunities for women, and the recognition of the high mortality rate of the wet nurses' infants.
In addition, the legacy of wet-nursing for African-American women is inherently linked to slavery, and the physical, emotional, and mental abuse that enslaved African-American women endured.
The return of the wet-nurse
Subban on phone as she's asked about having children: I have spoken to paediatricians about this and they think the risk of infection is too great. By sharp regional differences in infant feeding had all but disappeared and breast-feeding was becoming the norm in all areas of Germany. She was still feeding her own one-year-old daughter at the time. As a result, death rates among these wet nurses' infants exceeded 90 percent. The women coerced into wet-nursing had little incentive to save the lives of the sucklings they were forced to care for, and perhaps little ability to do so, given the harsh conditions under which they lived and the meagre diets they received. There was a problem with your submission.