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!
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.