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Broken feeding bottle


Glencliff Premium Vitamin Milk bottle


Broken feeding bottle Glazed earthenware Rouen, 1730–1830 RRa0102.7 / A89207 Science Museum / L0076037 Wellcome Images


Feeding cup


Glencliff Premium Vitamin Milk bottle Duraglass Glencliff , 1950–65 RRa0294 / L0075842 Wellcome Images


Feeding cup Glazed earthenware 1751–1850 RRa0102.11 / A625716 Science Museum / L0076049 Wellcome Images


The pot is somewhat in the form of an urn; its handle and neck or spout are not unlike those of a coff ee pot except that the neck


of this arises from the very bottom of the pot and is very small… The end of the spout is a little raised and forms a roundish knob…


Physician Hugh Smith describing his ‘bubby- pot’ in Letters to Married Women on Nursing and the Management of Children, 1772


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This ‘premium’ Glencliff milk contains vitamins A, B1 and B2, niacin, iron and iodine. The company’s marketing stressed the milk’s quality and freshness, as well as the fact that there was ‘always a dealer near you’.


Read


Apple RD. Mothers and Medicine: A social history of infant feeding, 1890–1950. Madison: Univer- sity of Wisconsin Press; 1987.


Wolf JH. Don’t Kill Your Baby: Public health and the decline of breastfeeding in the 19th and 20th centuries. Columbus: Ohio State University Press; 2001.


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