Wet nurses join China’s luxury list – Justin Sparks
From The Age:
A wet nurse is a status symbol and young mothers are being lured by the promise of up to eight times their existing salary to breastfeed offspring of the rich.
“At first I had my doubts, but the money convinced me,” said a wet nurse known as Madam Gu. “Now I earn five times more than the 1000 yuan ($A163) a month I used to get from the trading company I worked for.”…
In addition to producing high-quality milk, the new breed of wet nurses are often required to emulate their imperial predecessors by displaying refined manners and reciting Ming dynasty poetry. [Full text]