Beyoncé appeared every bit the doting mother as she cradled her daughter Blue Ivy Carter during a lunch outing today in New York.
It was the first time the newborn has been seen in public and her mother made sure to protectively wrap her arms around the infant.
The singer dressed casually in black leather trousers, sunglasses and boots. She wore a black cap on her head to keep warm.
Family day out: Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z were spotted publicly with their newborn daughter Blue Ivy Carter for the first time today in New York
Blue Ivy was wrapped in a black baby blanket, with what appeared to be a black scarf covering her face.
Beyoncé was accompanied by husband Jay-Z and a team of bodyguards who kept close watch over the family as they emerged from Sant Ambroeus cafe and espresso bar in the West Village.
Eyewitnesses say the new mother wasn’t feeling well and the family left after only 30 minutes.