Originally Posted by cat13
I can't figure out how all you mamas sleep with your babies on you... if he's tummy-to-tummy with me, he just roots around for the boob (no matter if he just ate or not), and if he's on his back, he squirms around like an upside down turtle.
I'm still working on side lying nursing. Right now I need to monitor his latch in that position or he slowly works towards just having the nipple in his mouth, but I look forward to not having to sit up at night to nurse, so we'll keep practicing!
I didn't actually realize it was possible to side-lie and not use your hand to keep the boob in the right position! Awesome, I have something to look forward to. Right now the nipple slowly slides out of DD's mouth unless I help. It's still our favorite nursing position though, and we often fall asleep that way (DD is usually sleepy when she wakes at night and doesn't nurse very long before falling back asleep).
Also, lately DD will only sleep on her tummy on me if she is already really sleepy... otherwise she lifts her head and fusses at me :D Too bad because I really like that position, it's so soothing.
As for blankets, DD has a receiving blanket and I have a thin coverlet. We sleep on top of the bedspread and I have a pillow for myself. I also have a small wool blanket that I usually put over both of us, covering my hips and coming up to her armpits. She really doesn't like her arms covered when she's sleeping!