Re: constant feeding
Great advice from Jenna, as usual. Constant feeding is totally normal for very young infants. They have tiny tummies, breastmilk digests fast, and let's face it, they aren't all that interested in the outside world yet. The best thing you can do is sit back with the tv remote or a novel and a basket of snacks, and ride out this brief time period in your baby's life. Pretty soon your baby will discover life beyond the breast- I still remember the day my first baby discovered her own thumb, at around 3 months of age. It was like she was thinking "Whoa, this thing is AMAZING! Why didn't someone tell me I had this little gizmo?" That's the first time she ever went more than an hour without nursing. Until then, patience, a baby sling, and a swing are going to be your best friends (sometimes a baby will find that being worn in a sling or rocked in a swing is an acceptable substitute for nursing.)
And in case anyone is still wondering- no schedules!!!! And we're not justsaying this because we're crunchtastic hippies or something. Even the ultra-mainstream American Academy of Pediatrics says that "the best schedules are the ones babies come up with for themselves.".
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"