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Wet Nursing: A village destroyed, the count goes on

Author: Farouque F. Sydney Morning Herald
Year: 2004
Resource type: News

Farouque F. Sydney Morning Herald 2004; 31 December.

www.smh.com.au/news/Asia-Tsunami/A-village-destroyed-the-count-goes-on/2004/12/30/1104344930483.html

An example of WET NURSING:
Her mother and brother are dead, her father is in hospital and her home, by the beach, has been washed away. Two sisters and a brother survive, and like her, are being watched over by former neighbours.…In her makeshift cradle- a sari wrapped around a beam- six month old Senaka knows nothing of these things. She is being breastfed by a family friend Ranaseelan Jeweta, who is also nursing her own baby. “There’s nobody else to do it. The mother is gone. I have to look after her. I have enough milk,” she said

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