Sooo, last Sunday I was in the mother's lounge at church, sitting cross-legged on the floor nursing my little guy, since that's the only way (with my knees) I could get him high enough and supported. Yes, it's a little uncomfy, but I only have to do it when we're out and about, and at least he will eat that way. He gets really fussy with the cross-cradle hold without more support under him, and I just can't seem to get him latched on in the cradle hold, so that's even more awkward.
When I explained this to another mother who wondered why I wasn't sitting in a rocker or the couch, she gave this knowing smile and said, "OH! You're Boppy dependent! I was like that with my first." And contemplating on that and reviewing our habits this past week, I think she's right. At home, I just sit in my rocker, lay him out on the boppy, latch him on with the cross-cradle, and support my breast with one hand, leaving the other free to cuddle him, or reach water/phone/book. This is working great for us while we're at home.
But away from home... I think I'll bring my boppy with us on our errands today, and see how that goes! I guess I'm just wondering if anybody else was in the same situation, and what I can do.
Do they need to be a certain age/growth level before the cradle hold really works? I think that might be the answer for us, but it's still so tricky! Any ideas???