The Tragic Plight of Enslaved Wet Nurses

How Black mothers were systemically deprived of breastfeeding their own children

Enslaved black woman wet-nursing White infant
Source — Public Domain

Since slavery, the dehumanization of black people has been entrenched deeply in the social pyramid. One such is the tragic case of black mothers who were forced to breastfeed their owner’s children at the expense of their own.



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Kamna Kirti

Kamna Kirti


Art enthusiast. I engage with art at a deep level. I also share insights about entrepreneurship, founders & nascent technologies.