My one and only daughter is 8 months old. While I've never co-slept and don't plan on it (though not ruling it out) I was curious about one detail. My daughter sleeps in a crib and has since she was about one month old. At one point past the 6 month mark she started waking 2-3 times per night and only nursing her would put her back to sleep. However, this resulted in diaper leaks and wet backs almost every night. I have since gotten her down to one feeding a night (most of the time) and no more diaper leaks.
As I understand it co-sleeping supposedly leads to better sleep for mom because she doesn't have to 'get up' to nurse. I also understand that nursing is totally baby-led and happens through the night. So my curiosity is about diaper changes. How does a baby nurse through the night, off and on, and NOT get a full diaper that leaks? (I use disposables so those with cloth diapers might have different answers that won't apply to me).