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My DH is also a FT SAHD. I started back at work at 6 weeks as well, though I eased myself into it, adding 1 day a week until returning FT at 10 weeks.
Especially for those first several weeks you're back at work, it is important to nurse your baby at the breast during the day as much as you can to help with supply. I struggled with pumping supply, and I can certainly point you in the right direction for tips on increasing things if that turns out to be an issue. Get yourself a copy of Nursing Mother, Working Mother as a place to start.
My DH really enjoys being the at-home parent, but being male in a women's world has been difficult for him. He's not outgoing enough to just dive into a situation. For instance, it took about 2 months of my gentle prodding (nagging?) to get him to actually try out the baby room at the library.
If your area has an evening LLL meeting, attend it and see what you can find. I did a tally last night -- of the 14 women there, there were 5 with stay-at-home dads. I don't know how unique my area is, but it is becoming more and more common. The playgroup my DD and DH attend is formed from women from LLL and they've been very welcoming, though it took a few tries to find a group.
If you have any questions... ask away!
Congratulations on the new baby!