DD is 5 weeks old now and DH is still having a hard time with things. He loves DD very much but doesn't want to hold her very often. When we first came home DD never cried when DH held her and of course newborns sleep a lot so it was never an issue. After a couple weeks DH went back to school so it was only DD and I all day. I am also BF so she is somewhat attached to me for majority of the day.
So the issue is DD cries when DH holds her after only a couple minutes. It's very discouraging to him and he feels as though she doesn't like him. We both know this is silly since she's a baby and can't make a conscious decision as to who she likes and doesn't like. He has tried different positions and walking around but gives up after she cries for 5 minutes or so. How can I encourage him to keep trying and do you have any suggestions of things for him to try? It just makes me sad when he asks if I think she'll like him more in a couple months....TIA