Quoting Chelsey Lee:" DS is 2 weeks old and I can NOT lay him down he ALWAYS wakes up within 5 to 15 minutes... I am SO tired... ... [snip!] ... too... he ONLY sleeps well if he is on me in my arms or next to me... and yes he is breast fed... PLEASE mommies help me!!!"
My daughter was the exact same way. Thats how we ended up fully co sleeping because she would absolutely HATE sleeping in her crib and would refuse to sleep unless she was right next to me. She would also only fall asleep after breastfeeding in bed with me until she was full. Sometimes she would comfort BF for as long as she wanted throughout her sleep but I would have to stop her cause it was hurting my nipples. I don't want to scare you with what I'm about to say I really don't. But I wish I had tried harder then ever to get her to sleep in her crib or in a co-sleeper. We recently lost our daughter to SIDS last year on May 29th, 2012. She was fulltime breastfed, healthy, and we fully co-slept. Us co-sleeping didnt have anything to do with her passing (no blankets on her or pillows or anything, we have a firm bed), just that she had passed away due to SIDS.
But because she passed away in our bed I can't help but feel guilty everyday of my life... I would hate for anything to happen to you (emotionally) or you LO. The only ways we could get our LO to sleep was, I would have to change her diaper, breastfeed her until she slept and held her for a good hour until she went into a deep sleep and then transfer her into her crib very very quietly and slowly. This was the best way for us to do it, it didn't always work out but I wish we would have tried more just to save us the emotional heartbreak for co-sleeping.
I support co-sleeping 100% and loved it. I loved sleeping with my daughter so much! But now it just frightens me, I still support it!... it just scares me because I lost my daughter recently. I hope that your LO starts to transition well into sleeping without being directly in bed with you guys. Good luck mama you can do it!