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Retratos victorianos tomados durante sesiones de lactancia

Shifting Discourses of Motherhood: The Victorian Breastfeeding Photo Fad (Interesting article plus vintage breastfeeding pics!

Shifting Discourses of Motherhood: The Victorian Breastfeeding Photo Fad (click thru for analysis)

Mid century breastfeeding mother So why are people so wieirded out about poor breastfeeding mothers today when our Victorian ancestors had formal portraits done?

"From photographs and paintings that show breastfeeding as a natural part of everyday life... the breastfeeding relationship has held our fascination for centuries."

Seven hungry children. Mother aged thirty-two. Father is native Californian. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC.

Shifting Discourses of Motherhood: The Victorian Breastfeeding Photo Fad (click thru for analysis)

Shifting Discourses of Motherhood: The Victorian Breastfeeding Photo Fad - Sociological Images

A Moment in Breastfeeding: Showing Less 'Boob' Than the Storefront Model

A Moment in Breastfeeding: Showing Less 'Boob' Than the Storefront Model (peaceful parenting)

vintage postcards and amateur snapshots on breastfeeding {lb} This is kind of awesome..I always thought of women from this era to be super modest. It's a refreshing idea to see that a mother's adoration of and pride in her baby and her body - was a feeling that could be captured.

25 Historical Images That Normalize Breastfeeding Proof that the “as-long-as-you-cover-up” mentality hasn’t been around for very long.

Armed Sandinista Rebel Breastfeeding. “Miliciana de Waswalito” . Nicaragua, 1984

"Miliciana de Waswalito," 1984 The photo was taken during the Sandinista Revolution, which was also known as the Contra War. Photo credit: Orlando Valenzuela — at Matagalpa, Nicaragua.

The Victorian Needle: Kristen: 19th Century Breastfeeding Practices

Awesome---Shifting Discourses of Motherhood: The Victorian Breastfeeding Photo Fad (click thru for analysis)

I want this!  For my living room!

The Young Mother, 1845 Charles West Cope

"I don’t think most people realize, but when they say things like, 'There’s a time and a place for breastfeeding,' they are unfairly placing severe restrictions on a nursing mother and her baby (and whatever other children or family she has)." - Christine Ingram, on breastfeeding in public  [ read article ]

Breastfeeding benefits: Human breast milk ingredient adjusts to optimize for beneficial gut bacteria over time

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