This is basically what the LC had me do yesterday and it was soooo comfortable compared to what we had been doing, which was cross-cradle or football hold. With those we were both sweaty and upset by the time we latched, if we did at all. Plus I was so hunched over with tension that I started getting back and neck spasms. So today I tried this again, just reclining on the corner part of our sectional couch, stroked his back until we started rooting, then mostly let him latch himself, and we achieved a slightly uncomfortable but not painful latch.
Anyone else do this with a newborn? Did it help with sore nipples?