Just a question for all you veteran co-sleepers: Do you strictly adhere to the back-to-sleep recommendation?
I know that cosleeping greatly reduces the risk of SIDS, but it is always still on my mind each night when I lie down with my 12-week old.
We nurse lying down and most of the time I gently nudge him onto his back when he is done, but he tends to keep sucking gently after falling sleep. This doesn't bother me at all since I can sleep through it. I'm very protective of his little spine though and am pretty uncomfortable having him sleep on his back with his neck twisted so oddly towards my breast. He normally pops off on his own after awhile, but then gently puts his little cheek on my breast. My mommy instincts just want to stay cuddled with him on his side with close access to my breasts. Is this increasing the risk for SIDS? It seems so natural to keep him on his side. When he's on his back, he tends to throw his hands out as if searching for security and it just makes me want to keep him close even more.
What do you other mamas do?