Just One Nipple!

This is a page from a magazine my mother received when she left the hospital with her first child in 1953. The drawing accompanies an article called "So You Can't Afford a Nurse!" I don't know anyone who brought an actual nurse home with her baby, did that used to be a thing you did? For normal, healthy babies? It sounds like a thing that Modern, Scientific People would have done when faced with the medical anomaly that is a helpless, pre-verbal human. And God forbid you'd put your own unsterilized nipple in its mouth.