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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 does it work?
Cluster feeding is a phrase that sometimes is also called 鈥渃omfort-feeding.鈥?As parents, we react to infant cries and feeding cues, so naturally, we will assume a baby is hungry and when we feed them, they will be satisfied. But some babies will snack and will not take a full feeding during their cluster-feeding time; this is normal.
How long does cluster feeding last in a baby?
Periods of cluster feeding usually occur during growth spurts, and often last up to several days. The more intensive feeding can sometimes be demanding for you as a mother, but the extra effort is worth it as you help your baby to reach the next stage in his or her development and growth. What age do babies cluster feed?
Do formula-fed babies cluster feed?
Do Formula-Fed Babies Cluster Feed? The short answer is yes, they can. Although formula-fed babies usually feed less often than breastfed ones because breast milk is digested faster than formula, formula-fed babies, of course, also experience growth spurts 鈥?and the associated munchies 鈥?as well.