Is Kate Middleton Breastfeeding? One Major Clue

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Kate MiddletonThe world is obsessed with the Duchess of Cambridge's pregnancy and birth. It's like we wanna know everything! Every tiny tidbit. Now that we all know the baby's name, George Alexander Louis, and the baby's weight, a hefty 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and that Kate most likely had a natural childbirth, we now turn our weary eyes to whether or not Kate Middleton is breastfeeding. Yeesh, I can't imagine the pressure this woman is under, having every single parenting decision eyeballed and dissected by millions. But we have our first clue about whether or not Kate is breastfeeding, and it definitely seems to lean toward one conclusion.

Kate ... is ...

breastfeeding!

Probably. Maybe. The reason this might be true is that reportedly Kate was seen leaving Kensington Palace yesterday wearing a lavender dress that looks just like a type of dress that is designed with plunging necklines for easy nursing access.

Of course, like some women, Kate may intend to breastfeed but find herself unable to produce enough milk and need to supplement with formula. She may start off breastfeeding but discover the baby isn't latching or some other difficulty and stop. She may breastfeed for two weeks and stop. We just don't know. Though I suspect enough information will come out that we'll know more later.

While breastfeeding in the U.S. has risen, breastfeeding in the U.K. is apparently dropping. So advocates there are hoping that Kate will make her choice known to the public if she breastfeeds. But should that really be her duty?

On the one hand, she's a mom entitled to her privacy like every other mom. On the other, she chose her role as future Queen, and must have known that would come with intense scrutiny and pressure. She gets to live a life of unparalled power and luxury because of that.

She also gets the immense pleasure of being able to advocate for causes she believes in and actually have people listen to her. Most of us aren't that fortunate.

So if Kate is breastfeeding, it would be great if she says so. But if she's not, it would be great if she gives that the stamp of approval too.

Do you think Kate should let the world know if she is breastfeeding?

 

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nonmember avatar Annoyed

Not every mom has trouble making milk. The body gains extra weight during pregnancy to support nursing and its supply and demand. Idiots that say "like most women" have to supplement is just not true. It's either the mom is tired of nursing, has to go back to work, is lazy, has a crappy diet. For the majority it isn't an issue. The articles written here are full of ignorant information.

Pauline Mahan

While the whole world might want to know, I think she should not have to let people know how she feeds her son. True she chose her role to become the future Queen and her child will be a future King some decisions like whether she chooses to breastfeed or not should be kept private.

Carla Gray-Corrin

Geeezzzzzzz!!!   Leave her alone.  If she breast feeds or not, that is her choice.  If she wants the world to know she'll say so or some "palace Insider" will blab.   The point is......she and Prince William are new parents and should be allowed a little peace for a while to bond with their new baby boy!!  After all, he only has 2 weeks before returning to his Military duties. Give them some space!!


 

Debbie Vargas

I hope she is breastfeeding because the next scrutiny is going to be on losing the baby weight.  The best way for that to happen is breastfeeding.  She needs to make sure she's getting enough caloric intake for that to happen or she could lose milk supply and quality as well as lose weight too fast. 

Torra... TorranceMom

Took the words right out of my mouth @annoyed!

nonmember avatar DJ

I'm annoyed by @annoyed! The article was at least balanced in detailing both sides. Having a daughter who gave up breastfeeding after courageously dealing with VERY REAL obstacles for two months, I find this statement: "It's either the mom is tired of nursing, has to go back to work, is lazy, has a crappy diet. For the majority it isn't an issue." to be nothing more than a horrifically judgmental and uninformed opinion. My daughter has been made to feel as though she is somehow less of a mother by people just like you. Here it is. If you FEED your baby and it is thriving, you are a GOOD mother. The rest is nobody else's business!

poppy... poppymuffin

She's perfect: I'm sure she's breastfeeding.

Mom2J... Mom2Just1

Rarely does a woman have a real milk supply problem.  It is just perceived as one because of lack of education.  I hope she is.  All babies deserve their mother's milk.  (;

Hannah Lewis-Lane

If I were her, I would hire a very qualified, full-time wetnurse.

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