Everything is then much the same, I’m feeding intermittently in supporting Prune to healthily produce milk for her brood. They are delighted & very eager to take the formula milk, guzzling until their tummies are full barrels. They don’t get as full during maternal feeding, & they also must work much harder to acquire it too. As they knead & suckle this stimulates Prune tolet down milk & the more this occurs the more she should produce. I’ve always noted that the smaller uppermost teats are less used while the larger lower ones are favoured & fought for - pushing & shoving for survival, in their blindness, instinct to get & retain position of those pole positions is key. I believe those lower teats give more milk more easily and for longer, hence their popularity however, if a sibling has been asleep and wakes to push his way in, he or she will be im for a shock to find the larder is bare!!
Noodle is continuing to provide security detail & baby minding duties which is great since I was debilitated today.
Photos of early life is mostly bundles of kittens - with or without mum… this pose is a favourite Superman-like taking possession of that spot. I love the “hands” making an Impression into mums belly!