This was an Arab custom that they would send their young kids for nursing. The women who would breastfeed the kids would have a relation called 'Milk kinship'. In some of the articles, I've read a word 'milk-brother' for the two kids, one who is biologically the son of the woman who breastfed the other who's not biologically her kids. Is it a right use?



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Yes, the general term for it is

milk sibling - A person who is not one's biological sibling but was nursed by the same woman as oneself (e.g., the child of one's wet nurse).

The page also mentions the ritual or tradition in Islamic law.

I agree that milk brother/sister is also a term in use; furthermore, milk-mother or wet nurse is also the term used in the same context.

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