This book provides some fascinating insight to human milk banking in the 1930’s.  There is a picture of a  mom pumping, which I think the average modern day mother will find pretty interesting.  With regards to the actual breastpump, We have come a long way baby!


The Dairy project came about as the recognition for human milk for sick, premature and other babies who could not receive their mother’s milk, was deemed as a health issue.  This is a fascinating read for anyone who has the slightest interest in milk collection in the early 1930’s.  You can read detailed information about how the milk was collected, and stored and distributed.  Check out the following link below and read the 4 page article in The Canadian Nurse.