Help! My daughter is 6 days old. The first night in hospital she slept skin to skin with me on my chest. The nurses seemed perfectly fine with this. The next few nights she was swaddled and lay right beside me. Now that we are home night-time has been a bit of an issue. We discovered last night when she was fussing after nursing, that she just loved lying skin to skin with me and in the end she slept that way all night. I know it's a judgement call, but I feel comfortable in my instincts and being a light sleeper, that I feel safe doing this. But is it bad for her? I know babies are supposed to go down on their backs. It seems when she is in her basket instead of on my chest it makes a difference between 1 hour of sleep between feedings to maybe 2 or 3, so obviously it felt much better. But I don't want to do anything bad for her. Any advice? Until I know this is not horrible I guess I will stick to maybe swaddling her and having her right beside me - maybe that will still be enough closeness for her. Maybe I should also say that she was born at 36 weeks, 3 days, so still a little "early". Would love to hear your expertise on this one.