Maternity and breastfeeding Clothing
T-tunics with longer than usual keyhole neckline slits are occasionally shown being used for breastfeeding, with one breast thrust through the keyhole. Many pictures are of the Virgin Mary feeding Jesus, and may explain why this type of image is not common - during the English Reformation of the church many churches were destroyed and such images would be considered to show an improper amount of breast (despite the context).
- Maternity art at Briaca
- Maternity Clothing in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
- Artwork of Nursing Mothers
- What Nursing Mothers Wore: Period Options for Nursing Garb