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What is the background of black babysitters?
From the late 1800s through the mid-1900s, becoming a domestic worker, such as a maid, cook, or nanny, was one of the few positions a black woman could have. Black nannies raised white children in the South and elsewhere, frequently forging deep relationships of love and gratitude.
These wet nurses were a precious resource. About 70,000 White enslavers, or 20%, relied on them to breastfeed their infants in 1850. While wet nursing was a universal and historic practice, for African women who were in slavery.