I have yet to master side-lying. I had been nursing at night in a cross-cradle, but once the baby is latched I wind up sliding down until I'm almost flat on my back and the baby is lying on top of me across my body. He is facing almost directly down into my breast.
This feels comfortable for me, and he nurses just fine. My concern is that I read that this position can lead to blocked ducts or mastitis. I had a blocked duct, a nipple bleb, and mastitis at 4 weeks, although nothing since.
Any thoughts on that?