Re: High frequency of feeding
Your baby is normal, mama. Just as someone has to be at the bottom of the spectrum, someone has to be at the frequent end- and that's you. FWIW, I never had my kids nurse just 8 times a day until they were around 2. It's 9 a.m. here and my 2 year old has already nursed 4 times.
Give it time, and if you don't have one, invest in a good sling. You may be able to learn how to feed on the go. Also, some babies who nurse as much for connection with mommy as for food are soothed by being close to her and in her arms, and nurse less often when in the sling.
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!"