If I could do it all over again, I would mother in the middle, like so many moms for whom I have great respect.
With the focus being all on the child’s needs, there isn’t much discussion about what the parent needs. Like maybe a good night’s sleep in her bed without a toddler’s foot in her stomach?
My daughter was born in the 14th percentile for weight, and after six weeks she was down to the 1st percentile. At two months old she had not yet reached 7 pounds.