when does cluster feeding end

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  • Is it time to stop cluster feeding?

  • Rather than try to get other things done this is a good time to get some rest yourself. Remember this period of time is temporary. Cluster feeding is hard and can be exhausting but it does come to an end. Most babies start to cluster feed less by 6-8 weeks and most have outgrown it by 3-4 months.

  • When does cluster feeding start in a baby?

  • This can happen every day during the first several weeks of a newborn鈥檚 life or during growth spurts. For many babies the cluster feeding stage starts early on, usually in the first two weeks of life, and can go on until 3-4 months old. A lot of times cluster feeding begins as early as day two.

  • What is clustered feeding?

  • Cluster feeding usually happens during the first 3 to 4 months. It’s when your baby wants to feed even more frequently (sometimes constantly) over a period of time. It’s very normal and nothing to be concerned about.

  • What are the effects of clustering in breastfeeding?

  • Cluster feeding can make you feel emotionally and physically drained. Studies show that many parents may experience frustration or fatigue from cluster feeding. Some lose confidence in their ability to breastfeed.

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