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|MT. Farming out babies
Written by Linden
(2/10/2003 12:00 a.m.)
Was Mrs Austen doing anything unusual in sending all her babies away to be reared by a local nurse? It seems that she kept them for the first three months while breast-feeding, then packed them off until they were toddlers. Since they all grew up thoroughly healthy, it didn't seem a bad idea, but all the same...
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