I know it will vary by baby, but when is it usually possible for babies to latch on their own without bringing their head to the breast and doing the "breast sandwich, etc?
My son is 10.5 weeks and we've gotten into what might be a bad habit - he gets himself "set up" and sometimes it's sort of a closed mouth slurp. It doesn't hurt and I rarely have irritated nipples (sometimes a tiny inflammation on part of the tip but not a real blister) and he's definitely getting enough to eat (95th percentile on the charts). Is this all okay?
Also, I am having some trouble getting comfortable as he gets bigger (he's around 15 lbs now). Is there anything to worry about if I often use sidelying position? Will he expect it/"get hooked" on it??
Thanks in advance!