cross-fostering

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cross-fostering

the transfer of young from one dam to another, usually to equalize numbers in litters of approximately the same age. Commonly practiced in rearing piglets.
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On the secular side, the Geneva-based International Red Cross fostered diplomatic proceedings that developed guidelines to de-legitimatize warfare strategies that obstructed the efforts of medical services to treat wounded soldiers and civilians and that caused needless suffering for prisoners of war and civilian populations--hence, the Geneva Conventions.