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The importance of the wet nurse to ancient Roman culture is indicated by the founding myth of Romulus and Remus , who were abandoned as infants but nursed by the she-wolf , as portrayed in the famous Capitoline Wolf bronze sculpture. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. Some have no effect on the baby and can be used while breastfeeding. Wet nurses were often hired to work in hospitals so that they could nurse premature babies, babies who were ill or babies who had been abandoned. Reasons include the serious or chronic illness of the mother and her treatment which creates a temporary difficulty to nursing. Jen's Guide to Breastfeeding.