The potential role of the wet-nurse, in this context, begins to take on different significance.
Nounou—a wet-nurse with a pretty ribboned cap and long streamers.
"Well, I'm damned," said the wet-nurse And went out, looking thoughtful.
The office of wet-nurse you duly fulfilled, but I shall now look out for another attendant for the boy.
She wished they were larger though, and dreamed of having breasts like a wet-nurse.
Shelley needed excuses for his altered attitude toward his wife; Providence pitied him and sent the wet-nurse.
The choosing of a wet-nurse is a matter of great moment and responsibility.
When he spoke it was with a slight stutter, a trick of speech which he declared he had inherited from his wet-nurse.
Of course the reader recognises in her the wet-nurse who had exchanged her child.
She had found it so sick at the house of the wet-nurse that morning that she had brought it back with her to Paris.
wet nurse n.
A woman employed to breast-feed a child that is not her own.