I don't understand how having a baby is one of the most natural things in the world but it is so difficult and complicated at the same time? Why don't babies just sleep when they need to sleep, sleep for as long as they need to sleep, and know how to nurse perfectly right from the start? Why are there tons of books on how to get a baby to sleep better, a profession of lactation consultants, etc, to help you raise said child. Why does it feel like at only 6 weeks old I have already "ruined" this kid because she is overtired and not sleeping enough? How do families with 3 plus kids make it work? Why do I hear that the 2nd kid "just figures" it out and sleeps when they need to sleep and gets use to being toted around? Yet, it just isn't that simple in my case. How do Moms in third world countries in the middle of no where, who have no resources, food, etc raise a baby? They don't have books to turn to, the internet to look at, doctors and professional to visit with.
I just don't understand why having a baby seems so darn complicated and confusing!?!