Originally Posted by Nyatta
My mother's cat just had kittens today. (Unfortunately, I won't be able to see them until at least May--when my semester ends--darn! She lives in an entirely different state.)
Will the kittens need some kind of food other than their mother's milk? This is assuming that they're nursing all right.
For now..the kittens need mom's milk. Mom should be on good quality kitten food (best thing is to make sure it has protein: Chicken, Lamb, Tuna..as the first ingredient)...I fed my foster mom both moist and dry twice a day. You mom should weigh the kittens to make sure they are gaining adequate weight and be prepared to supplement with KMR (kitten milk replacement) if one or several seem to need additional milk.
I don't know where your mom is keeping her cat...but it will be important for her to keep this cat indoors only until she is spayed, since cats can become pregnant again as early as a week after giving birth. If she needs a low cost clinic for when mom cat has weaned her kittens..let me know and I can provide a list.