This probably seems like a bit of a silly question, but I can't figure out how to nurse lying down in bed. In the book "The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding," there is exactly one picture of this and it's not helpful. I can't get him lined up right with the nipple. I also have only one hand to use -- I can either use it to hold the breast or to hold him. Does anyone have any pointers or pictures I can refer to?
I can put him in the crook of my arm, but he doesn't seem to like that...while lying down though, I don't really have any control over that arm so can't use it to pull him to the breast.
Thus far, we have nursed using the cross cradle and football holds. Both of these obviously give me a bit more control over baby's head for positioning. I can't use a cradle hold yet either -- basically for the same reasons (lack of control over head, problems lining up with nipple, inability to pull baby to breast when he opens his mouth).
He is 2 weeks old and I'd really like to nurse in bed at night. Actually, adding ANY other position would be nice.