I searched the forums for the answer to this question, but it seems like most people actually have the opposite problem! Just a couple of days ago, my 6-month-old DS started completely refusing to nurse while we are lying down in bed. We almost always nurse while I am lying on my left side (because a couple of months ago he started refusing to nurse if I was lying on my right side), but I am able to give him both breasts from this position. But in the middle of the night two nights ago, he suddenly started refusing both sides while we were lying down. I eventually figured out that he will nurse just fine if I sit up, get my boppy pillows, and hold him like I usually do during the day. But I really miss the lying down nursing, because then I could get rest as well! And when he finishes nursing lying down, he is much more likely to unlatch himself (if we are sitting up, he would happily stay latched for hours at night if I let him). Also, DS is difficult to transfer from one sleeping spot to another, so I have a hard time getting him off the boppy and back into bed, as opposed to when we are lying down and we can both fall asleep in place when he finishes nursing.
He isn't having any problems lying on his side (I guess that would be his right side, since he faces me while I lay on my left side). Sometimes we are able to get him to sleep with just a paci, and then he will pretty much always naturally roll onto his right side to sleep. The main big changes in his life recently have been that we started introducing solids, and he got constipated from that (but it is clearing up).
Has anyone experienced this or have any advice? I miss the restful nights I had when we could nurse lying down. Because I don't want to sit up all night long and grab the boppy for nursing, we have been cutting down on the number of night nursings in favor of using a pacifier to help him sleep. But he sleeps less soundly with the paci and has been waking crying when it falls out of his mouth. Sigh.
Thanks for any help!