Our 12-day old will rarely settle between his daytime feeds and cries an awful lot. I wouldn't mind if he was awake and happy, but about half an hour after the end of his feed he wakes up and wants comforting. Sometimes he gets so distressed that he goes purple and holds his breath.
During the day I keep him out in the living room in his rocker as he won't be left in the cot in his room and also we're trying to teach him the difference between day and night. When he cries I try to leave him for a bit, but eventually he needs some sort of attention (dummy, patting and picking up).
He's a big boy (10lb 9 at birth) and seems to have already outgrown the Tomee Tippee newborn variflow teats we bought, so his feeds are very quick. Can anyone give any suggestions on slower-flowing teats so that we can draw his feeds out to the 20-30 mins advised by the Child Health Helpline. At the moment he's wolfing his bottle down in 10 mins, which is probably contributing to being unsettled.
We still have a few days to go before we get to see the Child Health Nurse for his first checkup, so I just need a few suggestions to get be through the next couple of days. Can anyone offer any help?