Soledad (wiseheart) wrote in little_details,

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Baby food in 12th c. England

I'm writing a Cadfael story, and one of my characters has just born a child some two weeks ago. She doesn't have enough milk to feed the baby, and neither is a suitable wet nurse to find. So, what would she give the baby? Cow milk? Some mashed vegetables?

Google and food timeline didn't turn up anything useful. I went through the food and drink-labelled entries and the medieval stuff here, too, but am still clueless.

Edit: Thank you all for the helpful suggestions. Now I've got at least an idea about what would be possible.
Tags: 1100-1199, uk: food and drink, ~medicine: historical, ~middle ages

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