my ds is 6.5 weeks old and until recently, we were on a routine of feed/change/feed/sleep. we have just started changing the routine to feed/play/sleep but are having trouble getting him to nap during the day. even prior to changing the routine, he would take ages to fall asleep. i would put him down drowsy, or pretty much asleep, and he would either wake up straight away or sleep for 5 minutes and then wake up. if he did manage to stay asleep, it would only be for 30-45 minutes. occasionally he will sleep for longer. by the time it takes to try to settle him, it's feed time again. he has been feeding every 2 hours (3 at night - he falls asleep straight away after each feed) but when i'm trying to settle him, or sometimes when he's falling asleep, he will do mouth movements like he is hungry again. i don't know whether he is still hungry or whether he has associated feeding with sleeping. he feeds for up to an hour sometimes which doesnt leave much time for settling and sleeping until it is time for another feed.
if we go out though, and he falls asleep in the pram, he can last 3 hours between feeds. also if i let him fall asleep from a feed in my arms, he will stay asleep longer as well but i don't want to be doing this all the time, and would rather teach him to self settle.
can anyone shed light on this, and how we can get him to sleep longer during the day? or should i just keep feeding him when he does the mouth movements? it's so exhausting!