Re: fussy, gassy, clingy baby
dd was the same way, I just allowed her to cosleep (we still do most nights) and she eventually grew out of always having to be held although she does still always want to be is the same room with me. 6 weeks is also a normal time for a growth spurt, my dd was always super fussy during those and I found it easier just to let her nurse herself to sleep (she still does that most of the time. I also found cosleeping helpful on the sleep deprovation, dd is 7 months now and I sleep topless so when she gets hungry all she has to do is roll over and latch herself on, I don't even have to get up anymore (unless it is a night that I started her in the crib). Of course some nights ds will crawl into bed with us and sometimes I wake up with dd on one breast and ds behind me, laying over my side nursing on the other side. But extended nursing doesn't bother me. A lot of it just has to do what you are comfortable with. A lot of moms I know co sleep and then around 3 months start putting db to sleep in crib and they gradually sleep for longer and longer periods in their cribs until they stay all night there.
Amanda Mom to James (2/25/04) and nursling Alice (8/24/05)