- a mother who is breast-feeding her baby
- a biblical name for foster mother
Examples from the Web for nursing mother
Historical Examples of nursing mother
This foundation is a nursing-mother of lay, as distinguished from religious, oratorios."Stops"
(Thus) I alone am different from other men, but I value the nursing-mother (the Tao).Tao Teh King
Oxford has always been a nursing-mother of polished satirists.Collections and Recollections
George William Erskine Russell
England, on the other hand, was the pioneer of civilization, and the nursing-mother of missionary enterprise.Hyacinth
George A. Birmingham
The too good opinion man has of himself is the nursing-mother of all false opinions, both public and private.