We have been sleeping with our DD for over two years now. She is still in the family bed with us and we just welcomed our DS last week. The transition was going marvelously... for the first two days. But my milk came in and now the little one seems to not be able to sleep because when we nurse lying down his face is completely covered by the breast. If I am remembering correctly, our DD just slept through this, but he is constantly fidgeting, trying to find a more comfortable latch and neither of us gets any sleep.
Last night my DH had to take him out for a while so I could nurse our oldest (she needs to nurse about once in the middle of the night). My DH told me that DS slept soundly for two hours while they were out, but of course, we weren't! I am at a loss of what to do. I have a nursing toddler (who nurses A LOT right before we put DS down for bed) and am still too engorged for him to be comfortable sleeping lying down.
I would console myself with the fact that it won't last long, but even with nursing on demand and through the night with DD, I was engorged for nearly two months after she was born. We are in the middle of moving and cannot go two months without sleep. What can I do to make this work?? Anyone have any experience with this? Any suggestions? I was thinking that perhaps investing in a cosleeper that raises him off the bed a little would help, but I'm not sure, and I didn't want to spend money on something that we wouldn't use and that wouldn't help.