Hundred-year-old advertisements that pique my interest generally make me smile. This one didn’t.
I found the ad upsetting., and it raised so many questions:
- When did companies first start selling commercial products that were advertised for use as a baby formula?
- What information, other than advertisements, was available to help parents decide how to feed their infants?
- What was the reaction of new mothers and mothers-to-be to this ad?
- What percentage of the women breastfed their babies a hundred-years-ago?
I have no answers, but I just can’t get this advertisement out of my mind – so I decided to post it.