Wet nurse

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A wet nurse is a woman who breastfeeds children that are not her own. This may be due to the death of the mother in childbirth, or because the mother may not have enough milk, or for cultural reasons. A wet nurse may become close to the children she takes care of. Children who breastfeed from a wet nurse at the same time are called milk brothers.

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Tyrek Lannister is mockingly nicknamed "Wet Nurse" after he marries the infant Lady Ermesande Hayford.[1]

Known wet nurses

Those known to have used a wet nurse

References

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