Everything you wanted to know about medieval lactation but were afraid to ask

Beginners in lactating:

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Alonso Cano, Lactation of St. Bernard,1650, Madrid, Prado. Its a strange story about feeding this saint guy, first painted in the 12th century.  

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Ignacio Chacón, Lactation of Saint Pedro Nolasco, 1680

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Maesrtro de Borbotó, La Virgen entre san Benito y San Bernardo, 1530

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Lactation of St Bernard, painted in about 1480

Lactating professional:

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Filotesi dell Amatrice, Madonna delle Grazie, 1508

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