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Women's milk

In the middle-ages and perhaps before, woman"s milk and that of asses were regarded as the two most digestible kinds, and as the two most suitable for children and convalescents. The high rate of infant mortality meant that it wasn"t difficult to find a recently bereaved mother who was able and willing to be employed in such a capacity.

There was even a recipe to increase the volume of milk produced; this involved soaking rice and white bread crumbs in cows milk, flavoured with ground fennel seeds and sugar.

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