BreastfeedingDuchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, is breastfeeding Prince George, the Daily Mirror has reported.

The claim comes after the Duchess was pictured wearing a dress especially designed for breastfeeding, designed by specialists Seraphine.

An unnamed source claimed that Prince George was “a very hungry little boy”.

The unnamed source said: “I gather there were some difficulties at first – there often can be, as new mums get a little tense.

“But after some help from the midwife, they both caught on very quickly. As far as I can tell, Kate finds it very relaxing and George is just like any other little baby.” 

On the benefits of breastfeeding, Janet Fyle, Professional Policy Advisor at the Royal College of Midwives, said: “The evidence shows that breastfeeding confers important  health benefits on the breastfed child. It is an essential intervention that  only the mother can make as it lays down the foundations  for an individual’s future health status.  Breastfeeding also has a positive impact on the mother – such as a reduced incidence of breast and ovarian cancer. However, the easily recognised  short term  benefit  for the mother is that they lose the extra weight put on during pregnancy – tummy, hips and thighs. This is why midwives  should encourage and support  all new mothers – who can - to breastfeed, by offering help and good advice to overcome any difficulties in the postnatal period.”