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I really hope this doesn't seem like a lame question.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
When you are co-sleeping and nursing, how do you switch sides? I've been moving babe each time to nurse but I hate waking her out of her cozy spot and when *I* move to switch, it disturbs dh. TIA!
 

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not silly at all--- I never even thought about this until a friend told me what she did and WOW SO MUCH EASIER: If I am nursing on my right side and it's time to switch, instead of rolling over and moving ds I just rotate my body a bit further to the right until my left boob can fit into his mouth!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Not sure of this would work for everyone, though, as my boobs seem to be saggier than most!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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I roll him over my body to the other side. Like he is laying on my chest as I roll over. I can't lay on one side or in one position all night.
 

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I roll her over my whole body (itty bitty boobs) but I can usually get away from only feeding her on my right side unless she's going through a growth spurt or something. I tried rotating my other one down as a PP mentioned, and it made it super uncomfortable for me. If I think she's about to go to sleep and I'll only have to stay that way for a few minutes, I'll it that way, though.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I roll him over my body to the other side. Like he is laying on my chest as I roll over. I can't lay on one side or in one position all night.</div>
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Me too. DD doesn't wake up, and dp has gotten used to me being noisy at night. I can do the lean over and stay on the same side thing, but I can't seem to get comfortable just sleeping on one side.
 

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yeah-I DO wake up with an aching back once in awhile<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Thanks for all the suggestions! I'm going to give them a try tonight and see how it goes.<br><br>
arismommy- I'm going to try that position, its funny I've never thought of that. I'm so sorry your back is achy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I have found that yoga has helped my overall soreness caused from nighttime nursing.
 

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At night, one feeding I'll do one side, then when he wakes up again, I change him then move him over so we can nurse on the other side. Works for us.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">not silly at all--- I never even thought about this until a friend told me what she did and WOW SO MUCH EASIER: If I am nursing on my right side and it's time to switch, instead of rolling over and moving ds I just rotate my body a bit further to the right until my left boob can fit into his mouth!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Not sure of this would work for everyone, though, as my boobs seem to be saggier than most!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:</div>
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I do this too, it works great!
 

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I either roll him over me or roll him over on the other side and roll myself over him (not putting any weight on him, of course). But if I'm lucky one side is enough.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">At night, one feeding I'll do one side, then when he wakes up again, I change him then move him over so we can nurse on the other side. Works for us.</div>
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I do the same with dd. When she wakes up, I change her then put her to sleep on the opposite side to nurse. She seems to do well in both positions though I have yet to learn over to fit the other boob in her mouth- something I may try as she starts rolling and I get nervous about her being close to the edge of the bed.
 

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In the early evening before bedtime. I try to feed off the breast furthest from the middle of the bed (my right boob). Then when we go to sleep throughout the night I feed from the "easy reach boob" mostly. I also turn my body and give the other boob rather than moving the baby. I used to switch him over to the other side but now he is bigger and we are both better at BFing so he can get both from the same side without moving. MUCH EASIER!
 
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