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.
The 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
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?