When women could breastfeed anywhere: Victorian women pose proudly while nursing their babies, decades BEFORE it became taboo in public
And while breastfeeding selfies might still divide opinion, it turns out the yummy mummies of Instagram were far from the first to pose for this kind of picture.
These photos were taken in America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries show new mothers proudly breastfeeding their children in front of the camera.
It's thought that, as photography became more widely available, it sparked a fad for Victorian mothers using the new technology to pose for portraits while nursing their newborns.
While wealthy families in the UK and the rest of Europe hired wet nurses, American mothers at the time were proponents of the 'breast is best' approach, it seems.
The trend died out in the 1940s as breastfeeding became something of a taboo following the invention of formula, which doctors then encouraged over breast milk.
Scroll down to see striking portraits of the turn of the century women breastfeeding their babies over 100 years ago...