It’s a well-known fact that it is not easy to be a mother, and that every mom needs some help from time to time (or every day).

In the 1960s some women used the tranquilizer valium, or what the Rolling Stones called “Mother’s Little Helper,” for that purpose.

But before valium, there were other products that could help a mom. For instance, if you lived in the Philippines in the 1930s, you had San Miguel beer.

What was so good about San Miguel? Well it had “the blood-enriching properties that tone up the appetite and aid digestion.”

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Hmmm. . . somehow I don’t think the mom in this picture is excited because her appetite is getting “toned up.” My guess would be that she is happy to finally let the alcohol relax her brain so that she can get a break from that kid in her arms.

Either way, drink up mothers!! “Your baby will suffer” if you don’t.