chapter  11
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I am of opinion that it is fit for every mother to nurse her own child, because her milk, which is nothing but the blood whitened, which nourished the child in the womb and of which the child was conceived and formed,2 is fittest, and more natural to the child, than the milk of a stranger; and by the woman’s nursing her child she shall be wholly accounted his mother. But in case the mother be sick or weak, or hath no milk, or that her husband will not let her nurse her child, then it is necessary to look out a nurse; but most men do know how hard it is to get a good one.3