Yesterday, we found out that after about 14 hours of labor, the Duchess, Kate Middleton, gave birth to a healthy royal baby boy who weighed in at 8 lbs and 6 oz.
Many of us probably received our first notification of her delivery via Twitter, but it appears that royal family decided to stick with traditions in the initial announcement of the little, Royal Highness Prince of Cambridge (the baby’s formal title). They first announced the baby’s new arrival with an official bulletin signed by the Duchess’ medical team placed on a wooden easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.
It appears that the Royal family’s set on preserving their traditions while still keeping with the times, in ways they see fit. This brings up the topic of, “Will the Duchess and Duke follow family traditions in how they care for and raise their child?” Will they follow even widespread traditions, such as nursing their child? If they do choose to breastfeed the little prince, will the princess do so in privacy, out of the public eye? Or will the princess become a modern breastfeeding mother in public, with or without a nursing cover? Also, will we one day see The Duke of Cambridge wearing his baby boy in a carrier? We can’t wait to see what they do, how their decisions effect the maternity/parenting communities, and to just catch a glimpse of them as a family with their newest addition.
What are your thoughts? Do you think the Duchess will breastfeed in public and have any type of effect on our communities? What do you think they will name their baby boy?