View Poll Results: Co-sleeping, b****** and switching sides - how do you do it?
Feed on both sides without rolling over. 31 25.62%
Feed on only one side all night long. 11 9.09%
Roll the baby and yourself over when it's time to switch. 74 61.16%
Sit up to nurse. 5 4.13%
Something else... 11 9.09%
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Old 06-12-2006, 11:12 PM   #21
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At first, I used to sit up and nurse. Once he turned about 6 mos. he would squirm onto me to nurse. I normally sleep on my back anyways so he nurses during the night laying on my tummy. When he's done, he unlatches and we roll over.

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Old 06-12-2006, 11:22 PM   #22
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I do option 3. I just put a boppy behind me so I can kind of lean up on that rather than trying to lay on my side unsupported. I wasn't able to side nurse until DS was about 4 months. Getting up to nurse was a huge pain.
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We do whatever happens to work for me in my sleepy fogs! Some nights i will just lay there and roll towards her a bit more to get the top boobie to her mouth & switch off feedings. Other nights im so incredibly tired I completely forget which boobie i did last and end up waking up at 7:30 am with the top one engorged and realize i didnt use that one. But rarely if ever do i roll over to the other side and move her as well.
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Old 06-13-2006, 08:06 PM   #24
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Re: Co-sleeping, b****** and switching sides - how do you do it?

I feed on the side closest to the mattress first and then lean over a little more and nurse on the other side. That way the squished side is empty

When nursing the first few weeks I couldn't do this as easily as it was uncomfy since I was so engorged. Then I'd toss the baby on my other side and roll over LOL
But now it's no big deal and I sleep naked so it's really easy to do without fully waking.
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My boobs are too small to do that....that would be VERY nice to do tho!!! I wish my boobs were bigger! DS always gets really woken up when we switch over! I did end up trying last night and my back starting cramping up b/c of the weird angle it was at trying to get my boob down the hungry mouth!!!! hahaha
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Old 06-15-2006, 10:24 AM   #26
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Re: Co-sleeping, b****** and switching sides - how do you do it?

When she was little, I sat up, scotched her on her little towel over and then flipped myself over. It was a PIA b/c w/the dogs in bed, I’d get pinned down.

Now that she’s bigger, and my boobs are floopier and have more ‘reach’ I just rollover more at an angle and dangle it her way and she does the rest.

Sigh… I’m not sure if that’s progress or not!
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Re: Co-sleeping, b****** and switching sides - how do you do it?

I usually did the roll-n-nurse...I figured out how to do "the lean" for the top boob, but I had to stay awake...which defeated the point...LMBO I found that if I just rolled him over, I could fall back asleep while he nursed. Plus, it gave my arms a break, they were the pillow of choice for both boys.
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Re: Co-sleeping, b****** and switching sides - how do you do it?

I had a problem with only nursing one breast at night (my better producer, too) and my other breast would be so full in the morning that I'd nurse from it for 2 or 3 feedings in a row and then my night-boob would be too full again! So I usually do the roll-together option, but I always roll her back to the inside of the bed after she's nursed. If I do the last feeding with my day-boob (haha) then I go all night with just the night boob. I can feed from the top boob while sidelaying, but it's impossible for me to relax like that so I only do it when she's being really persnickety about staying asleep.
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Re: Co-sleeping, b****** and switching sides - how do you do it?

I tend to leave her in the middle of "my spot" and I move to the other side of her if I have to, though I try to block feed as much as possible.
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Re: Co-sleeping, b****** and switching sides - how do you do it?

For the top boob I just sort of lay more on my tummy and put both hands over my head. It's pretty comfy! (But I wasn't able to even get comfy nursing in bed until just recently.)
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