Even though Princess Kate is regal and stunning, she’s oddly relatable. (Remember her rather nasty bout of morning sickness way back when? Poor dear.) She’s a perfect mix of celebrity, girl next door, grace and youth.
That's why I'm thrilled to hear that royal sources have told The Mirror that Kate is breastfeeding Prince George.
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."
I dearly wish she'd decide to breastfeed in public. I know! I know! She’s a royal! What would the Queen say? It would cause quite the stir, I’m sure.
Much like this imagining, below, by British photographer Alison Jackson, which she's released on her site to celebrate the news, is bound to do.
But that’s exactly what breastfeeding needs. Especially today as we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. Breastfeeding, while clearly touted by every health organization out there, is still thought of as something crunchy folks do. People assume if you breastfeed -- especially in public -- that you are somehow making a statement. And, oh my, the people that get offended by it. Don’t get me started with those people.