Homeschooling, Homesteading Mama to DD ('02) and DS ('04)
And the with second I hemmoragged pretty bad and couldn't really sit up so he had to start out nursing laying down, but never had problems in many different positions (good thing since I was tandem nursing a 19 mo old1)
But I think that 6 weeks is a pretty common age to get the hang of it. Have you tried in the day? With your shirt off? so there is one less thing to position. I think that for some if the baby can lay a little higher, like on a couple folded up blankets or with thier head on your arm (i know not really a sleeping position, but headed there) it is easier. Will she lay on top of you? Start off sitting up against some pillows and sort of slide down with her still on your chest/belly.
I am sure she will get it soon.
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the top of his head would be level with my armpit (mmm, lucky baby, all that nice mummy smell)
We both took to nursing lying down right away, but it wasn't heaven at first. She swallowed so much air and spit up so much the first 4-6 weeks. But she loved not having to "wake up" to eat-- she would cry too much to eat if I took her out of bed to eat at night! As she got older it got easier.
Things get so much easier as they get older, but I will always love those early days...
I started nursing sitting up, then sort of twisted him to a lying down position while I went down as well. Does that make sense? After a few weeks we were able to feed without sitting up at all.
Best of luck!
So I'll see if I can google a pic for you.
Mine is not as rigid as that one; however, it gives a very clear idea of the shape of the pillow/chair.
Mine is softer, slumps a bit, has more rounded edges, and is covered with an almost velvety fabric. Very comfy. We got ours at a wholesaler. I have also seen them in bed(ding) stores and department stores.