OK. I am just putting this out there for any new moms who might be feeling mom guilt (it's everywhere!).
Before I had my first son I didn't think too much about the snuggles. After he was born, he needed lots of snuggles. And I wanted to hold him and snuggle and bond as much as possible. I felt guilty about this. People made me feel guilty about this (he is almost 4 now and he had no troubles adjusting to full time daycare or daycare naps at 13 months).
When I had my second son I felt physically and mentally compelled to continue the snuggles, although it is a bit different as all babies have their own needs. Again, I was feeling like this must be a problem.
Then, I had an epiphany. I was being so foolish. If I am lucky, I might live to see my babies reach 55 or 60. Of those 60 years, there will only be one....ONE where I can cuddle and snuggle my babies as much as I want to and as much as they want to. Why would I feel like I am doing something wrong by spending this special time with my baby? Have I ever said to myself, "gee, I wish I had alphabetized my cookbooks when Boy #1 was a baby instead of cuddling him". No!! Have I ever thought "wow I really hugged Boy #1 too much as an infant "? NO!!!
More and more research is showing the benefits of lots of physical touch for infants. You cannot spoil an infant!!! (Although you can spoil a child - but not from cuddles!). I never wore either of my kids, but I feel like I sort of did for the first three months just from holding and cuddling them. It is hard to explain how I felt compelled to be close to them. It wasn't a philosophy I adopted - it just felt like it was what I needed and what they needed. I also - brace yourselves - rocked Boy #1 to sleep every night until he was just over a year old. He needed it. Boy #2 has not been rocked to sleep one single time. It's not his thing.
It is sad that everyone tries to tell other moms what to do. New moms should feel confident. If it is working for you and your baby - embrace it! Love it! Don't listen to the sanctimommies.
Babies need our love and every mom(and dad) has their own way of bonding and communicating with their child. All that to say - new moms do not feel guilty about snuggling your wee ones. This opportunity will not come again.