In the Tuileries Gardens she watched the gaily costumed maids and wet nurses with their little charges.
The fairies abduct human children, leaving 'changelings' in cradles, or carry off wives to act as 'wet nurses' or midwives.
The children are given in care of wet nurses for about six weeks, when they are sent into the country until six years old.
Venice never denied her enlightened and paternal rule, which embraced even the cut of ladies dresses and the duties of wet nurses.
Recently Dr. Hoobler undertook an extensive feeding experiment with nursing mothers and wet nurses as subjects.
Wet nurses are almost unknown, and are only employed in cases of death or great debility.