Feline Milk & Breastfeeding

Feline milk

Feline milk is the primary source of nutrition for newborn kittens. It is produced by the mother cat, also known as a queen, during the lactation period. The composition of feline breast milk is specifically tailored to meet the nutritional needs of growing kittens, providing them with essential nutrients required for proper development and growth. Here's an overview of the components of feline breast milk and their benefits for kittens:



Vitamins and Minerals:

Benefits for Kittens:

It's important to note that feline milk is crucial during the first 12-16 weeks of a kitten's life, as it provides a strong foundation for their overall health and development. As kittens grow and their nutritional needs change, they will gradually transition to other foods to continue meeting their nutritional requirements, however they will still feed from their mother to help ensure healthy growth. This should never be discouraged unless there is a serious medical reason in regards to the Queen (Mother).