My baby is three weeks old and he isn't really able to latch on himself. The only way I've been successful at feeding him so far has been when I sit upright and hold him in the cross cradle hold. He definitely roots and tries to latch on himself, he just can't seem to manage.
When is it likely that he will be able to to manage a little more on his own? I'm looking forward to being able to nurse him at night without getting up out of bed but right now it's just too frustrating to both of us.