I keep reading about routine and how good it is for our bubs', about how we should follow a 'feed, play, sleep' routine. However, my life seems to be ruled by a constant 'feed, cry, sleep' roundabout. I feed him, he cries for a bit, I try putting him in his rocker for a while and entertain him, but he just cries after max of 10 minutes. All he wants is to be held and then he drifts off to sleep and I put him down. Or I put him down and push the pusher back and forth until he's off.
I should say that this is only during the day, at night he goes straight to sleep after feeds mostly. Sometimes during the afternoon, the crying time goes on for ages. He'll cry, then settle down, then realises he was crying so starts again, etc, etc... sometimes stays up from feed to feed time again. I think he has a little wind, but doesn't seem to be in pain mostly (doesn't draw his legs up much, like people describe).
Is anyone else going through or has gone through this? I feel bad that I'm not 'playing' with him, but how can I when he's upset? I'm afraid his development will be impaired.
BTW - he is 6 weeks old tomorrow. Maybe it's just a bad time? Any help/reassurance would be appreciated.