I think this photograph is quite interesting. This was nurse training in 1942 — preparing bottles of formula. The caption reads: Nurse training. In a hospital’s formula kitchen, student nurses prepare dozens of bottles for dozens of babies. Each set of bottles contains different amounts and is made up of various ingredients. Formula is made up once a day, and bottles are labeled and kept in the refrigerator until needed. November 1942.
I guess there wasn’t much breastfeeding going on in this hospital!
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection, [reproduction number, LC-USE6-D-006952 DLC]