Life with baby North: Kim Kardashian breastfeeding constantly and Kanye West changing diapers
Kim Kardashian is reportedly breastfeeding constantly baby daughter North West.
Kim Kardashian, 32, and Kanye West, 36, are ensconced in Kris Jenner’s six-bedroom Hidden Hills, California, mansion after making a middle-of-the-night escape from the Cedars-Sinai hospital on Friday.
While the first-time parents are spending every second with North – affectionately known as Nori – they have also employed the services of a 24/7 nurse, according Us Weekly.
“Kim can’t believe how maternal she is on her own,” a source told the publication, adding: “She is breastfeeding constantly… [it] is working for her and she already feels she has bonded with Nori.”
Kim Kardashian’s friend and Pussycat Doll founder Robin Antin told Us Weekly: “When I walked in to see her, Kim was holding the baby. I said: <<Oh my God, you’re a natural>>. Kim said: <<I know – it’s so weird>>.”
Apparently Kim Kardashian’s sister Kourtney – mother to Mason and Penelope – was a driving force behind Kim’s decision to breastfeed, according to Life & Style magazine.
“[Kim Kardashian] wasn’t going to, but Kourtney is a huge proponent of breastfeeding,” an insider told the publication.
“Kourtney also told [Kim] how much [breastfeeding] helped her lose the baby weight,” after she breastfed son Mason, aged three, for 14 months, and plans to not wean Penelope, who is almost one-year-old, for another year.
Baby North has even brought her lofty father Kanye West, 36, down to earth, with the birth having been a very emotional experience for him.
North West was born five weeks early, weighing in at 4 lbs 15oz on June 15.
Understandably Kanye West is feeling renewed heartache over the loss of his mother Donda who died aged 58 in 2007.
“It’s made him miss his mom very much,” the insider went on.
“He wishes she could see his beautiful baby girl.”
Kanye West, whose new album Yeezus shot to the top of the Billboard 200 chart this week after sales of 327,000 copies in its first week, is also learning how to swaddle, with mixed reports about whether he is getting stuck in on diaper duty.
“The rapper has been changing diapers,” according to People, although Us Weekly reports he has drawn the line at this task.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are staying with her mother Kris Jenner, 57, step father Bruce, 63, and her half sisters Kendall, 17, and Kylie, 15.
Her siblings Kourtney, 34, and Khloe, 29, are also regular visitors and “everybody’s trying to help”.
Kris Jenner has been making Kim Kardashian’s favorite foods, including French toast, while at the same time spending time in their Malibu holiday home to give the new parents some privacy, Us Weekly reports.
And on Tuesday Kris Jenner was in New York for a TV appearance.
The magazine claims that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will soon be moving out into rented accommodation while renovations on their $9 million, 9,000-sq-ft home in Bell Air, Los Angeles, continue.
It has also been reported that Kanye West proposed to Kim Kardashian days after North arrived.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are said to be planning a September wedding in Paris, The Sun reports.