It was mandated by the slave owner that only one breast could be used to feed the white child... If she switched up and let both black and white babies suckle from the same breast, she could be whipped. It was like then sharing the same water fountain. She wasn't a paid wet nurse who choose this profession. He was an enslaved woman who had to feed all the white babies first and her child last. So if milk went dry, they brought in another slave to feed his children.

It was mandated by the slave owner that only one breast could be used to feed the white child... If she switched up and let both black and white babies suckle from the same breast, she could be whipped. It was like then sharing the same water fountain. She wasn't a paid wet nurse who choose this profession. He was an enslaved woman who had to feed all the white babies first and her child last. So if milk went dry, they brought in another slave to feed his children.

detail from the interior of the coffin of Djemut, “Chantress of Amon-Ra King of the Gods” and “Wet Nurse of Khonsu the Child”; from ‘Uaset’-Thebes, XXI-XXII Dynasty (X-VIII century BCE). Now in the vatican museums… The 'Sem’-priest (wearing the...

Amnte Nofre - Egyptian Religion — the Goddess Selki (Srqt) represented as a...

detail from the interior of the coffin of Djemut, “Chantress of Amon-Ra King of the Gods” and “Wet Nurse of Khonsu the Child”; from ‘Uaset’-Thebes, XXI-XXII Dynasty (X-VIII century BCE). Now in the vatican museums… The 'Sem’-priest (wearing the...

Honore Daumier, The Wet Nurse, wash drawing

Honore Daumier, The Wet Nurse, wash drawing

Best Home-made Salted Caramel Sauce

Best Home-made Salted Caramel Sauce

famousblackcelebs: “ “ The most uncomfortable breastfeeding photo you will see An African mother and slave, presumably wet-nursing for a white master’s baby while her own child goes without. The image...

famousblackcelebs: “ “ The most uncomfortable breastfeeding photo you will see An African mother and slave, presumably wet-nursing for a white master’s baby while her own child goes without. The image...

Images at the entrance of the tomb of the wet nurse, called Maya, shows the pharaoh Tutankhamen seated on her lap. It's now believed that Maya may have been Tutankhamen's sister, Meritaten.

Images at the entrance of the tomb of the wet nurse, called Maya, shows the pharaoh Tutankhamen seated on her lap. It's now believed that Maya may have been Tutankhamen's sister, Meritaten.

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