Glass infant feeding bottle, Europe, 1801-1900

Glass infant feeding bottle, Europe, 1801-1900 (feeding bottle) Glass infant's feeding bottle, boat-shaped Glass infant's feeding bottle, boat-shaped

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Glass infant's feeding bottle, boat-shaped
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Glass infant's feeding bottle, boat-shaped
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Glass infant's feeding bottle, boat-shaped

Infants were fed pap (bread or flour diluted with water) or panada (bread broth and legumes mixed with fats or eggs) through this boat-shaped feeding bottle. The bottle is made from glass. Pap and panada supplemented breast milk.

In the late 1800s, bottle fed children were found more likely to have diarrhoea due to poor hygiene. This condition can be fatal if fluids and vital salts are not replenished.

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A101409
Materials:
whole, glass
Measurements:
overall: 65 mm x 250 mm x 82 mm, .23kg
type:
feeding bottle
credit:
Lecarpentier