directly from the mother, as it feeds in the natural position."
Another variant, a glass flask was introduced in 1860. These bottles were often in the shape of a banjo with a rubber straw which allowed children to feed themselves. These bottles were marketed with names like "The Alexandria", "Little Cherub", and "Mummy's Darling".
However, the rubber tube that ran from the bottle to the nipple was a breeding ground for bacteria. And according to Mrs. Beeton (Mrs. Beeton's Household Management), she recommended only washing the bottles every 2-3 weeks!
In 1894, the first "banana" shaped feeder appeared on the market. Produced in England by Allen and Hanburys, it was marketed as being "most easily cleaned". The bottle was made
of clear molded glass and has a flat base to keep it stable on a surface. At one end of the bottle there is a hole for pouring in the milk or feeding mixture. A metal cap is put on after filling. At the other end a similar hole, covered by a rubber nipple, lets the baby suck out the milk
After an infant was weaned from breast, cow's or goat's milk, she was given a food called 'pap'. The mixture which consisted of boiled milk or water was thickened with baked wheat flour and, sometimes, egg yolk. A more elaborate infant food, called panada, was made from bread, flour, and cereals cooked in a milk- or water-based broth.
Some people come into your life as lessons…
Unexpected fatherhood finds former bank detective,
Lucas Harmon desperate for a woman to care for his orphaned nieces. A
governess…perhaps? A housekeeper…maybe? A wife…definitely not! Six years ago,
the wealthy Chicago socialite he planned to wed, publicly spurned his
affections. Despite his determination to guard his feelings, a meddling
matchmaking conductor and an encounter with a past acquaintance threatens to upend
…some come as blessings
Anxious to leave behind the whispers and
stares of two failed engagements, Boston socialite, Ainsley MacKenzie hopes for solitude on her
way to New Hope, Kansas. But when the kindly conductor enlists her help to care
for two orphaned girls, she couldn’t say no. Little did she know their uncle
and guardian was the one man she couldn’t forget… Lucas Harmon.
Taking a chance, Ainsley offers Lucas an
unusual (some might say, scandalous!) arrangement. She’ll look after the
children, read them stories and cook their meals until Christmas, giving Lucas
time to find a permanent replacement. Yet, the longer she cares for the family the
more she longs to be part of it—whatever the risk to her heart.
Here's a link to view the books, authors, and release dates.