Kim Kardashian has been praised as a ''great, great mom''.

The reality TV star and boyfriend Kanye West recently welcomed their first child, daughter North who they have nicknamed Nori, and Kim's close pal Jonathan Cheban says she is a wonderful mother.

He told 'Extra': ''North is gorgeous, she's amazing.

''Every time I'm on the phone with Kim, she's with the baby. She's always feeding her or playing with her... she really took it and ran with it.''

''She's a great, great mom.''

When asked if the baby looks more like her mother or her father, Jonathan would only say: ''It's a split. She's delicious, that's all I can say.''

While 32-year-old Kim's battle to regain her stunning pre-pregnancy figure has been well documented, Jonathan insists his friend always looks amazing.

He said: ''Knowing Kim, I'm sure she looks 80 per cent at this point, she's pretty much perfect.''

Meanwhile, 36-year-old Kanye's close friend Jay Z and his wife Beyonce Knowles - who have an 18-month-old daughter Blue Ivy - recently paid a visit to the new parents and showered North with expensive gifts.

A source said: ''Kanye is one of Jay Z's closest friends so he wanted to get the best gift. They've had a girl themselves, so they know the right type of present.''