Baby bottles: A pictorial history

May 2009
Contemporary Pediatrics;May2009, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p36
The article traces the history of baby bottles. Nursing or baby bottles can be dated back to before 500 B.C. Before the advent of baby bottles, mothers or surrogate women breastfed infants. Various factors are said to have influenced the creation of baby bottles. Such factors include the death of a mother during childbirth or shortly after, infectious diseases and congenital deformities that hinder breastfeeding. The design of early baby bottles are found during the age of the Roman Empire. It was in the 1800s when glass nursing bottles became popular. The evolution of the designs of baby bottles is explored.


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