NURSE, NURSING (מֵינֶ֫קֶת, H4787, wet nurse; אֹמֶֽנֶת, governess; τρόφος, nurse). A nurse, as described in the OT, was a woman who suckled a very young child or who helped bring up children. Pharaoh’s daughter readily complied with Miriam’s suggestion to find a Heb. woman to supply the needs of the infant Moses (Exod 2:7). Naomi took care of her infant grandson, thus falling into the second category (Ruth 4:16).