Beth, could I borrow your baby that sleeps all the time? I always wanted one of those and apparently don't make them.
Ben wakes for the day between 7:30 and 8:30am. Between then and about 2pm, he might take one 30 minute nap or two 10 minute snoozes, depending on the day. On a good day, I get him to sleep during ODS's nap, and he'll nap for 2 hours, sometimes longer. If I don't get him to sleep during ODS's nap, he'll take 2-3 more naps, most of them 10-15 minutes long. He goes down for the night around 8pm, wakes to eat around 3:30am, then goes back to sleep until he wakes for the day. Nighttime is amazing
: but the days nearly kill me, especially since my 22 month old is also very demanding.
As far as food, I tend to offer him the breast every 2-3 hours, but he never really asks for it. He is such a different nurser than ODS was. At this age, ODS nursed for 60-90 minutes, then would come off for 30 minutes and then demand more food. I used to nurse ODS as much as 14-16 hours a day.
This LO nurses for 5-10 minutes, except when he is sleepy (and then he nurses more like 20 minutes) and rarely demands food.