Baby is held by me part of the time and sometimes he is in a co-sleeper. It's hard to be with him all the time when I have to pump and eat, etc. I check on him constantly when I'm not with him. He's never alone for more than five minutes or so. I tend to feed him on a schedule of every three hours, but I feed him sooner if he is showing clear signs of hunger. This schedule has stuck from when he was in the NICU. I know it's not natural for a baby to be on a schedule, but it seems that all of us are just used to it (including baby, I think).
I have not been doing skin to skin time. Again, I find it a bit complicated when I have to get up and pump constantly. And I don't want him in just a diaper if he's not doing skin to skin and I don't want to be constantly taking his clothes on and off, because I don't want to disturb him when he's sleeping. Should I be doing skin to skin time? Do you have suggestions of how to make it work?
Baby is given a pacifier quite often. He was given a pacifier in the NICU and we've been giving it to him ever since. Baby is rarely swaddled.