I have 3 kittens which are 14 weeks old. Their mother cat gave birth to 5 newborns last night. Today, the 3 older kittens are latched on her teats, are happily helping themselves and she isn't stopping them. She had cut them off a while back. Will she have enough milk for the newborns?

Thank you.


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In this case you need to stop the older kittens.

The best thing would be if the mother and the young kittens could have a room for themselves, while the older kittens can not enter.

It is important the new kittens are getting enough milk and especially the early milk since it contains important antibodies and nutrients.

Spay your cat now unless you really want more kittens

As my answer to this question about timing between cat pregnancies explains, pregnancies are exhausting just like they would be for us humans. Since you already have a lot of kittens I would suggest spaying the cat so she does not keep getting pregnant.

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