'The use of wet nurses had never been as common in the U.S. as in Europe, and it became even less popular by the early 1800s; breastfeeding your own child became a central measure of your worth as a mother. 'Cultural constructions of femininity became highly centered on motherhood and the special bond between a mother and her children in the Victorian era.'
Breastfeeding Moms Take Over Yankee Stadium | “I would nurse in restrooms, fitting rooms, the car,” she tells Yahoo Parenting. “But at that game, my daughter cried and got hungry, so I did it. And people were smiling and supporting me and it made me gain so much confidence that still, today, I’m breastfeeding, and my daughter is 2. It changed my life.”
Nursing Right outside in the middle of nature. I’m pretty sure that baby could have controlled her hunger long enough to make it into a bathroom stall or a back bedroom or something. Babies are reasonable beings - they quiet right down. You should try it. Let me know how it works for you." Nursing Outside | Community Post: 25 Historical Images That Normalize Breastfeeding