Glass infant feeding bottle, Europe, 1801-1900

Made:
1801-1900 in Europe
maker:
Unknown
Glass infant's feeding bottle, boat-shaped. Full view, black perspex background. Glass infant's feeding bottle, boat-shaped. Infants were fed pap (bread or flour diluted with water) or panada (bread Group shot of A625722 (left), White boat shaped infant's feeding bottle, Crellin 10, English, 1801-1830 & A101409

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Glass infant's feeding bottle, boat-shaped. Full view, black perspex background.
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
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Group shot of A625722 (left), White boat shaped infant's feeding bottle, Crellin 10, English, 1801-1830 & A101409
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
Object Number:
A101409
type:
feeding bottle
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • infant feeder
credit:
Lecarpentier