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The Convenience of Modern Dress… Historical Breastfeeding Fashion

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Thought this Gillray print was utterly fabulous!

Titled “The Fashionable Mamma – or – The Convenience of Modern Dress”, it shows a late 18th century mother all dolled up in her finery, giving her baby a quick feed before she goes out. I love that the dress has nursing access and feel the need to start a feather headdress revival… fascinators anyone?

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4 thoughts on “The Convenience of Modern Dress… Historical Breastfeeding Fashion

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  2. What a curious image. And also look at the painting on the wall, there is another breastfeeding pair in there!

    1. I hadn’t noticed that! I just love it.

  3. I love how the baby lunges towards the mother. Hilarious. I can see my daughter doing that.

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