My LO is just over three weeks old.
For the first two weeks, I was sitting up in bed and using the cradle hold for night time feedings. In the last week or so, I've transitions to nursing laying down at night. I love it, but I keep falling asleep during feedings and it's creating two problems:
1]I wake up after he finishes the first side and I can't remember if he's nursed on the other side yet. I think some of the time I end up only nursing on one breast, and then he's up an hour later because he's hungry again. Any tips to help me remember if I've nursed on the other side yet? My sleep deprived brain just isn't working well these days!
2]I'm worried about falling asleep for too long while nursing because LO is on his side with his face smushed in my chest and it makes me nervous! As soon as I wake up, I turn him on his back and ensure there is nothing near his face, but I'm worried about that time after I start nursing to when I wake up (I'm pretty sure LO has been finished nursing for a while before I wake up).
Thanks for your help!