Translation of wet nurse in Spanish:

wet nurse

ama de cría, n.

Pronunciation ///ˈwɛt nərs/


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    (with masculine article in the singular) ama de cría feminine
    (with masculine article in the singular) ama de leche feminine
    nodriza feminine
    • The women went away, too, to work as wet nurses in Paris and elsewhere.
    • The fourth type of wet-nursing developed when the Church and the State employed wet nurses to suckle foundlings in institutions created for saving souls and lives.
    • From the beginning there was a practical obstacle to the proselytising: the hospital soon ran out of Protestant wet nurses.
    • In the past, upper-class women sent their children to wet nurses until they were weaned.
    • Women administrators were appointed to supervise the system of child welfare services to ‘enfants assistés’ and the regulation of wet nurses.

transitive verb

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    (child) amamantar
    (person) mimar
    (industry) proteger