Parenting is hard, particularly in the first year of life. Your infant has a lot of needs that can be physically and emotionally overwhelming at times. It's important for parents to take time for themselves, time to eat, time to rest, time to enjoy activities that they may have enjoyed before, such as exercising or other hobbies. It's important to also engage other loved ones, family members in taking care of your child. It allows him or her to develop their own relationship with their family members and oftentimes can be the conduit to let parents have a break.
Occasionally, when these feelings of being overwhelmed occur, this can be a sign of postpartum depression, and there are resources available to help parents cope.