Were you able to space out feeds or introduce some kind of feed/play/sleep routine?
Were they good sleepers or require many feeds during the night?
The reason I ask is both dd1 and dd2 are small (2.8 and 2.7kg at birth) and I've always struggled to space feeds out to more than a couple of hours with both of them. DD1 fed frequently during the day and 1-2 times a night until I weaned her at 2 years.
DD2 is now 4.5 months- 5.8kg- and is still feeding all day and all night.
I wonder if my expectations that she can go a few hours at day without a feed and only once or twice a night is realistic? Or due to her size does she really need it more often?
Also guides for night weaning/teaching to self settle give minimum weights and dd2 will be nowhere near that for a couple of months.
I'd hate to think dd2 is hungry but I am starting to get resentful how she is always attached to my boob and won't take a bottle or dummy. I cannot be away from her for longer than 2 hours. I need some space and a break with a toddler to entertain too! Plus the night feeds are slowly killing me.
Everyone I know with small babies ended up switching to formula earlier on. DD1 is still a dreadful and fussy eater too (11.7kg at 3 years).
I'd love to hear other experiences for others with small babies!