have had to make up for it in the night, would have missed diaper changes, etc. The routine enabled me to forget about those things because I knew I would remember them at the right time!
I know some people think that BW causes low milk supply. But I think it could be the other way around. I observe some of my "feeding on demand" friends whose babies sip and sip, and I wonder how they even have a milk let-down with just a minute of feeding! With BW you sit
down for a good, solid feeding at regular intervals and I felt it always kept my milk supply at its best.
Right now, another thing I am really enjoying is blanket time. My little girl is so busy and obviously it is a relief for me to have her in one space for a while. But what I like best is that it really helps her play focused for a while, rather than just running from here to there. She absolutely loves it and plops down in the middle of the blanket as soon as I put it down :-) Who said kids don't need boundaries?? Even my one-year-old knows she does!
Thanks for the very informative blog, Val!