Babies go through major growth spurts and developmental milestones, especially in the first few months, which can cause them to start cluster feeding.
What is Cluster Feeding?
Cluster feeding is simply when a baby wants to breastfeed over and over in a short span of time. Usually, babies choose to cluster feed in the evenings, but not always. And most of the time, cluster feeding happens when babies are newborn to 3 months — but again, not always.
Why Do Babies Cluster Feed?
New moms that aren’t familiar with cluster feeding often worry there’s something wrong with their milk supply. This is almost always not true.
Most of the time, babies are either more fussy at night and just want more comfort from your milk in the evening hours, or they’re going through a growth spurt and want to stock up on extra calories.
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