Black woman wearing bandanna holding white child From: Randolph Linsly Simpson African-American collection
It was mandated by the slave owner that one of the slave's (black) breast be reserved to feed the white child. But if she switched up and let her black baby suckle from the same breast as the white baby, she would be whipped. Because it was like them sharing the same water fountain.
A Stroll in the Park 1940 A pair of African American house maids/nannies taking a baby for a stroll, Port Gibson, Mississippi, Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were.