|The Transition from Breast to Bottle|
|Safer Motherhood and the Hygiene of Life - 1934|
(author's personal collection)
|Right Royal Example|
|1930s AMA poster|
|This is what the bottom of my feet looked like!|
|A Bull Ant|
|Reusable breastfeeding pads - organic flannel, bamboo/cotton toweling and bamboo velour|
|Burp cloths - organic cotton backed with bamboo/cotton towelling|
|Big Butt Baby Pants - Very Hungry Caterpillar (rear view, awaiting elastic!)|
|25 and 28!|
|I imagine the depression-era definition of "light housework"would be quite different from today's|
|I am quite alarmed that I could have written this section almost word for word and could almost publish as-is today!|
|This advice about scrubbing nipples with brushes still pops up today , nearly a 100 years later, passed inappropriately from mothers to daughters still.|
|Just like our Breastfeeding Education Classes, only NOT!|
|The pride is evident but the reality is these babies would be shuffled out to their mothers for four-hourly feeds and then whisked back to the nursery to be topped up by bottle by the nurses, who enjoyed the bond they developed with the babies during the two weeks or so their mothers were confined to bed on the ward. And continued you so until rooming-in was conceived - still optional when I had my first baby in 1984!|
This tiny grandhild of mine nicknamed Jelly Bean, is now approaching 11 weeks and is the size of a small citrus fruit. The host, my daughter is approaching the end of the first trimester feeling pretty good. The grandmothers to be are reaquainting themselves with the retail therapy of tiny clothes and gorgeous garments. Quilting and yarn works are coming into construction. Spare room, stuffed hurridly during the move only weeks before, needs alternate storage found, to morph into a nursery.
Books are being read, by mother and daughter. Product reviews, hospital recommendations and more are sought on Facebook, boards are being Pinned on Pinterest.
In a few weeks, I will do my regular three days at the baby expo, as well as be with my daughter to plan and shop and consult.
We wre now both members of ABA, the same group!
Parenting magazine article bought for mum2B QUOTES granny2B in breastfeeding story, not t all strange to mum2b;-)
Its a fun ride!