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Historical Breastfeeding Advice: Coughs & Colds

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It’s that time of year again when everyone seems to have a cough or cold. If you’re worried about passing on germs to your baby, perhaps these prints illustrating from 1930 illustrating best practice might help.

How to feed a child when the mother has a cough and cold; don't allow strangers to kiss or touch your childThe captions read, “How to feed a child when the mother has a cough and cold” and “Don’t allow strangers to kiss or touch your child.

So there you have it. Carry on breastfeeding, but please cover up while you do so ;p

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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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