Sometimes I'm fortunate enough to snooze in the morning while Desmond is nursing. This happens, maybe, once a month ;)
Cosleeping and breastfeeding is a powerful combo. When Desmond wants to nurse, he just sorta swats at me, I pop out a boob, and he latches and does the rest. Neither of us fully wake. And if we do, we're back to sleeping immediately. Most of the time I couldn't tell you how many times we nursed that night, nor do I feel overly tired from being disturbed. Of course, on days when Desmond is teething badly or very unsettled we don't sleep well. After an average night of nursing we both wake up rested. If I had to guess how many times I nursed at night I'd say somewhere between 5-10 times (between Desmond and Chase). When Chase was young, we tried the conventional approach to sleeping. He was in another room in a crib. I had to drag myself down the hall each time he woke up. Worst sleep of my life. I am so grateful we found another way that works so much better for us. You have no idea.