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What causes cluster feeding in newborns?
Occasional sudden increases in the frequency of feeds, usually caused by growth spurts, are sometimes known as cluster feeding. Cluster feeding affects breastfeeding moms in particular; however, formula-fed babies can also feed more frequently at certain stages of development. Why do babies cluster feed? When does cluster feeding start?
What is cluster feeding and how can I prevent it?
Learn about cluster feeding and what to expect during baby鈥檚 growth spurts. Newborns need to eat often. In your first few weeks, you will probably breastfeed your baby 8-12 times every 24 hours. Sometimes your baby may want to nurse more often. When feedings are bunched together, especially in the evening, it’s called cluster feeding.
Is it normal for my Baby to cluster feed at night?
It’s normal for babies to cluster feed. It is especially common during the early days of breastfeeding. Cluster feeding is more common in the late afternoon or early evening, but it can happen at any time of the day. Cluster feeding usually happens between three weeks to six weeks after birth.
Do babies cluster feed during growth spurts?
Growth spurts, as we write about here, are a time when a baby may be more apt to cluster feed. Typical ages during the infant stage that you may see these occur are 2-3 weeks, 6 weeks and 3-4 months. Older babies don鈥檛 generally cluster feed even when they are going through a growth spurt. Are you looking for a better swaddle for your baby?