Kate is breast-feeding Prince George

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Kate is breast-feeding Prince George
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Mon, 07-29-2013 - 12:19pm

Royal baby: Kate Middleton is breast-feeding Prince George - and he is not having a dummy

After a shaky start, the little Prince has fully taken to breastfeeding.

One senior royal source said: “It would be fair to say that Prince George has a healthy appetite. He is a very hungry little boy.

“I gather there were some difficulties at first – there often can be, as new mums can get a little tense.

“But after some help from the midwife, they both caught on very quickly. As far as I can tell, Kate finds it very relaxing and George is just like any other little baby.

“He can’t get enough. And they all certainly know when he’s hungry – his screams are very difficult to ignore. But don’t expect Kate to be photographed breast-feeding. She does not want to become a pin-up for the breast-feeding lobby.

“She feels that it is a matter of personal choice, and that new mums should do whatever feels right for them and their baby.”

Kate follows a long line of royal women who breast-fed.


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/royal-baby-kate-middleton-breast-feeding-2097779

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 07-29-2013 - 12:22pm

Glad to hear, but I am glad to hear that she doesn't want to be a pin up.  I know that that may not be what everyone wants to hear, but I feel like just because she's a "royal" everything she doesn't shouldn't have to be a pin up for what others are "supposed" to do.

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Mon, 07-29-2013 - 7:56pm

I agree with Arryl. While her choice is a good one, she shouldn't have to be the poster mom for good parenting choices. The job is hard enough without having to be judged for everything you do by people who don't even know you!

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Registered: 06-16-2010
Tue, 07-30-2013 - 10:43am

Nothing but the best for the future King. ;)I agree with the other posters, it's not her job to be breastfeeding's poster child. I like that she's low key about it. That in itself is a good example. :)

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<p><strong><span data-ft="&quot;K&quot;}">Royal baby: Kate Middleton is breast-feeding Prince George - and he is not having a dummy</span></strong></p><p align="justify">After a shaky start, <a href="http://www.mirror.co.uk/all-about/royal%20baby" rel="nofollow">the little Prince</a> has fully taken to breastfeeding.</p><p>One senior royal source said: “It would be fair to say that Prince George has a healthy appetite. He is a very hungry little boy.</p><p>“I gather there were some difficulties at first – there often can be, as new mums can get a little tense.</p><p>“But after some help from the midwife, they both caught on very quickly. As far as I can tell, Kate finds it very relaxing and George is just like any other little baby.</p><p>“He can’t get enough. And they all certainly know when he’s hungry – his screams are very difficult to ignore. But don’t expect Kate to be photographed breast-feeding. She does not want to become a pin-up for the breast-feeding lobby.</p><p>“She feels that it is a matter of personal choice, and that new mums should do whatever feels right for them and their baby.”</p><p>Kate follows a long line of royal women who breast-fed.<span data-ft="&quot;K&quot;}"></span></p><p><span data-ft="&quot;K&quot;}"><br /><a href="http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/royal-baby-kate-middleton-breast-feeding-2097779" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><span>http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/</span><span></span><span>uk-news/</span><span></span><span>royal-baby-kate-middleton-breas</span><span></span>t-feeding-2097779</a></span></p>

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Wed, 07-31-2013 - 8:34pm

I agree with everyone else. I don't think Kate has any obligation to appear to be a perfect mother and/or to set the example for everyone else. I wish there had not been that silly pre-birth suggestion that Kate should NIP. IMVHO, the royal family often displays a level of decorum that exceeds any level that I have experienced IRL. While I think it would be perfectly fine for her to NIP, it just doesn't align with my understanding of normal royal behavior. Nearly everything that makes them look real, or human, in public is forbidden. KWIM?