Breastfeeding Images from Our Past

In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week we hope you enjoy these beautiful historical breastfeeding images. Which one is your favorite? 

 

 

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Migrant agricultural worker’s family. Nipomo, California 1936

 

 

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“The baby and the bear nursing” 1903

 

 

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Inuit Woman Breast-feeding Baby, c1908

 

 

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Beatrice Baxter Ruyl, in white cape, breastfeeding infant (Ruth Ruyl) 1905

 

 

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A Javanese family at Tasik Malaya, Java 1902

 

 

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Inuit woman breast-feeding two babies. c1904

 

 

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“The Cornstock Madonna” Illinois c1916

 

 

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“A free lunch,” New York c1890

 

 

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Nurse the baby. Your protection against trouble : Inform yourself through the Health Bureau publications and consult your doctor, poster bet 1936-1938

 

 

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Print shows a woman, dressed as the Virgin Mary, posed as though breast feeding the infant Jesus 1900

 

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“Dutch Interior” by Pieter de Hooch bet 1900-1912

 

 

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“Maternity” by Gari Melchers,  bet 1900-1920

 

 

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Print shows Minerva, having exchanged her battle raiments for more domestic dress, nursing an infant; at her feet are an owl, a spear, and a shield which bears the likeness of a gorgon. Sitting to the right is Mentor holding an olive branch and teaching “two children the advantages of peace”. 1788

 

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