Originally Posted by Amber Lion
Hmm, ok. I think my main problem has been trying to hold her head and my boob and control everything too much, since I need to do that when sitting upright. That means I'm totally trying to contort myself and then I get her on... but I'm in a crazy position and it hurts once I relax. I just realized that I let her latch herself today when we nursed in the wrap... so I need to let her latch herself here too!
Thanks for all the replies, I think I'm getting a better mental picture of how this can work! I'll just keep trying till we get it; I'm so tired of the whole shebang of getting out of bed every time!
I was like this for my first babe. Now after lots of experience, it's a lot easier with the second one. Ive been sidelying nursing since she was three days old. I do what many of the pps said: have her face me, lean back just a bit and support my back on a pillow.
Regarding the angry squirming, my midwife just told me that the angry squirming is an animal instinct that most newborns do. Maybe she's doing it more at night because she's not being held (?)
good luck--you will master this before you know it!
(and you'll get so much more sleep!)