Is Kate Middleton Breast Feeding the Royal Baby?
The future King of England is at home now with mom and dad and we don't know officially if Kate is breastfeeding the baby.
After the official announcement that an heir to the throne has arrived, there are lots of questions.
WILL KATE BREASTFEED THE BABY?
Several reports in Brittain say Princess Kate is under pressure to breastfeed the baby. This decision ultimately lies with the mother, but for moms in the public eye like Kate Middleton, there is much more at stake. New moms around the globe will watch to see what she is doing.
BREASTFEEDING RATES ARE DOWN
Rates of women breastfeeding in England been declining and Princess Kate's decision could reverse that trend. The Telegraph reports Kate has a lot of power to sway public opinion on breastfeeding around the world– whether she wants to or not. Many moms worldwide are hoping that Kate will make the decision to breastfeed and take that personal decision public. A controversial opinion piece in The Telegraph says:
We … need women with power and influence to get their milky bosoms out and feed smiling in paparazzi pictures. Celebrity is depressingly powerful in dictating trends. As if there wasn’t enough pressure on her already, what we really need is The Duchess of Cambridge to get her Royal orbs out to feed our future monarch. And to be applauded – not seethed at – for doing so.
WHAT'S THE BABY'S NAME?
One day after giving birth, Prince William and Princess Kate showed off the baby for the first time before heading off for some quiet family time. The Prince told the throng of reporters they haven't chosen a name for the future king yet.
Today (July 24), the royal baby's name was revealed: George Alexander Louis, AKA His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.
ROYAL BABY HISTORICAL FACTS
The Prince of Cambridge (as the baby is known for now) is third in line for the throne. He is behind his dad, Prince William, and his grandfather, Prince Charles. His birth was surrounded with lots of pomp and circumstance.