The Midwives' Cauldron

The herstory of breastfeeding

October 12, 2020 Katie James and Dr Rachel Reed Season 1 Episode 7
The Midwives' Cauldron
The herstory of breastfeeding
Show Notes

On this episode of The Midwives' Cauldron we take a whistle-stop tour of breastfeeding over the years, stopping by to hear about some of the fascinating and peculiar 'herstories'. 

We learn how the corsets of the fashion conscious women of the day could lead to inverted nipples and in some cases far worse outcomes! The 6 specifications to become a wet nurse... and whether Rachel fits the mould! And some of the hilarious, yet gruesome remedies for low milk supply and sore nipples. 

Stay tuned for a leap into the fascinating world of how we once fed our babies!

Breasts, bottles, and babies: a history of infant feeding by Valerie A Fildes

Editing and producing: Katie James & Jannis Piekarek
Music: Joesph Dade

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