My baby was nursing great until he had croup and an ear infection. I had to spoon feed him pumped milk for a couple of days since he wouldn't nurse at all. Now he only wants to nurse while laying down in the bed. It's kind of annoying because I started having carpal tunnel on my left arm and it's really painful for me to lay on my side. Last night I got him up on my lap with a pillow under my knee and he was fine because he was semi-asleep. I tried all sorts of positions while he's awake and it doesn't work- he arches his back and screams. Once we lay in the bed he nurses like a champ.
I nursed my first son till he was 3.5 years old and I never had an issue like this. I've been trying (unsuccessfully) to get my baby to nurse anywhere other than laying down on the bed and it doesn't work. I'm praying this is some weird stage he's going through and will soon be able to resume breastfeeding like before. Any suggestions?