Clear green glass bottle for Mellin's Infant Food, United Kingdom, 1866-1950

Made:
1866-1950 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown

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Green clear glass bottle for Mellins Infants Food, no stopper, unsigned, United Kingdom, 1866-1950

Mellin’s Infant Food was invented by Gustav Mellin in 1866. It was a milk modifier used as a substitute for breastfeeding. The formula was made from dried malt and mixed with milk and water. The food was aimed at mothers who could not breastfeed. It was popular in England and the United States. Breastfeeding is recommended because it gives newborn babies all the nutrients they need. It also helps prevent some infections.

Details

Category:
Medical Glass-ware
Object Number:
1983-10 Pt44
type:
feeding
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel