Wow! I am so impressed that you all could nurse lying down from the beginning. I tried it at first and it didn't work out well for us, but then I tried again it when my boy was around 4 months and it was a whole different story. As one of the pp said, my boy does all the work now! All I have to do is position the boob somewhere in his vicinity and voila! I don't think I could make it through the night without nursing on my side. It's a lifesaver.
so if you can't figure it out at first, keep on trying!