I never did get the hang of nursing a baby while I was lying down. You might think, after six babies, that it would be second nature to me; but it does not and never has felt comfortable to me, in part because I've always been afraid I would fall asleep and roll onto the baby. And so I sit up while I nurse my baby (and regularly fall asleep while he's drinking, but sleeping while sitting in my rocking chair to nurse him feels so much safer than sleeping while lying down with him); and once in a while, I even nurse him while I'm standing. But never while I'm lying down.
Willow, on the other hand, was a pro, from the very beginning, at nursing her babies while lying down. As a matter of fact, the very day she gave birth, she was so skillful at lying down and nursing that she could even do that while the last few puppies were being born. Talk about multi-tasking! ;-) These days, however, she very, very rarely lies down to nurse her munchkins; but tonight while she was on the porch with them, they didn't let that stop them. ;-) Now that they're old enough and big enough and strong enough to latch on while she's standing up, they are on her every time she comes around. Like it or not, Willow has learned to nurse while on her feet. ;-)