According to this Answer to a Question regarding whether the Greek messenger-god Hermes was born mortal or not, the Third Vatican Mythographer, a mediaeval Latin text, knows of a version of the childhood of Mercury (the Roman Hermes) in which the god became immortal after being suckled by his stepmother Juno (the Roman Hera).
This would be my first time encountering such a notion concerning relations between Hermes-Mercury and Hera-Juno. Moreover, the First Vatican Mythographer goes so far as to say that Juno breastfed Mercury because she loved him so much. Regarding the Vatican Mythographers, Kathleen O. Elliott and J.P. Elder say that "one may fairly call them highly deceptive sources which should be used with much caution."1
That being as it may, this is paralleled by the genuinely ancient myths in which Hera is tricked (by Hermes, no less) into breastfeeding her baby stepson Herakles [Hercules] and compelled by her husband Zeus to breastfeed her adult stepson Dionysos [Dionysus] (both of which illegitimate stepchildren she passionately loathes).
Going by rather more recent writings, such as The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology (2002), Don Nardo says, in the "Hermes" article of the encyclopedia,2 that
because of Hera's reputation for bringing grief to her husband's lovers and their offspring, the young Hermes decided to get on the goddess's good side as quickly as possible. While still an infant (but a highly precocious one who could walk, reason, and so forth), Hermes, disguised as Ares, crawled into her lap and she breastfed him; that made her Hermes' foster mother, which required that she treat him as her own child.
This version of Hermes' childhood occurs online as well, such as on the MythNerd3 and Learnodo-Newtonic4 websites.
While this is completely new to me, it does admittedly sound very much like Hermes, but is there any actual ancient mythography in which anything of the sort takes place?
Is there an ancient (or even mediaeval) source that has Hermes assume the form of Ares in order to trick Hera into adopting him via nursing?
And beyond the Vatican Mythographers (and modern myth-retellings), is there even a source claiming that Hermes was ever suckled by Hera, whether of her own initiative or otherwise?
1. On the 1st page of the article "A Critical Edition of the Vatican Mythographers", which is p. 189 of the Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association Vol. 78 (1947, The Johns Hopkins University Press). The article runs from p. 189 through p. 207.
2. Nardo, D. 2002. The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology. Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, USA, p. 98.
3. Andy. 2021, "Why is Hermes Important?", Myth Nerd, viewed 7 May 2021, https://mythnerd.com/why-is-hermes-important/
4. Rawat, A. 2021, "10 Most Famous Myths Featuring the Greek God Hermes", Learnodo-Newtonic, viewed 7 May 2021, https://learnodo-newtonic.com/hermes-myths (marked as published 29 March 2021)