Unusual breastfeeding portrait

31 August 2009


Lady Mary Boyle and her son Charles by Sir Godfrey Kneller. I am breastfeeding my son at the moment (not right at this moment but. y’know, just generally) and I love this image as I think it is quite unusual for a portrait of the time to depict an ordinary mother nursing her child.

She looks a bit bored though doesn’t she? I tend to watch films and read books while I am nursing to alleviate the tedium. My Gosh, it gets so boring.

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