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Glass infant feeding bottle, Europe, 1801-1900

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.

Object number:

A101409

 

Glossary:

Glossary: feeding

To provide with food or nourishment

Glossary: feeding bottle

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Glossary: diarrhoea

Frequent movement of the bowels, commonly in liquid form.