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25th Apr 2018

Breast or bottle? Here’s how the new royal baby will be fed

The royal baby was born this week, in case you didn’t know.

And while we don’t yet know the name parents Kate and Will have given the child, we do know a lot of other things about their new son.

The first is that he was born at 11.01am. The second is that he weighed 8 pounds and 7 ounces.

And the third is whether he’s going to be breast or bottle fed.

We know, we’ve got all the important information coming your way.

According to The Sun, the new baby is going to be breastfed like brother George and sister Charlotte were – at least in the beginning.

The publication’s royal correspondent, Emily Andrews, said that Kate both breast and bottle fed her other two children and that this baby should be no different.

She said:

“Kate was determined to breast feed and did for both George and Charlotte, so I’d expect her to do the same with her new son.

“I think she struggled a little at first with the breast feeding, as we all do, but persevered.

“Although Kate was pretty insistent she wanted to do it all herself, she did accept some help from a night nanny and from William’s old nanny Jessie Webb.”

Emily went on to say that Kate started giving George an “evening bottle” too to make sure he was eating enough.

“She told a fellow mum, ‘At first the poor thing was so hungry he didn’t sleep properly at all, but now he is getting more food he is so much better.’

“And it was William who gave George his bottle in the evening, before he put him to bed.”

Kate and Will currently have one nanny, Maria Borrallo, employed to look after their children.