1) Is it necessary or even recommended to swaddle the baby?
2) Are diaper changes less frequent compared to when baby sleeps alone in a crib? My first baby slept in a crib for the first 4-5 months (before I discovered bed sharing!) and I remember getting up countless times to first change his diaper and then nurse him back to sleep. But it seems to me that maybe all he wanted to do is nurse and didn't need the diaper change....? Could anyone with experience bed=sharing with a newborn let me know how it really goes? Do you really get so much more sleep being able to BF while lying down, half awake, or are you up and down a lot anyway with diaper changes?
Thanks in advance for any experienced advice on this!