Kingsley: Breast

February 2013, Greece.

The boy became hungry while Anthony and I were touring the ancient Monastiraki part of Athens, just below the Acropolis. There would be no stopping the moans, then yelps, then full blown cries; no amount of rocking or pointing out classical Greek ruins, or any type diversionary tactic could ever stop Kingsley’s grave need to be fed. And fed now!

Breastfeeding King in Athens at the best Loukomi shop in town. February 2014.

Breastfeeding King in Athens at the best Loukomi shop in town. February 2014. 

By 2 months of age, a breastfed baby will probably nurse seven to nine times a day. Kingsley feeds much more that this. He is a hungry little boy and I have chosen to breastfeed him on demand; that is, when ever he needs a feed, I am there to supply his milkshake maker. As such he is attached to one of my boobs every 1½ to 3 hours.

I am assured that as newborns get older, they’ll need to nurse less frequently, and may develop a more reliable schedule. Some might feed every hour and a half, whereas others might go 2 or 3 hours between feedings. But before then, I shall be shameless and let my puppies out, for when Kingsley needs his tummy filled, no amount of sightseeing or shopping will stop his bellowing. Not even in Athens.

One Response to Kingsley: Breast

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