WHAT IS CLUSTER FEEDING?
Cluster feeding is a feeding pattern in which a baby has multiple feeding sessions in a shorter period of time, typically during the evening or nighttime hours. This is a common behavior for newborn babies, especially in the first few weeks of life.
During cluster feeding, a baby may feed every hour or even more frequently. This is a normal and healthy behavior, as it helps to increase milk production and ensure that the baby is getting enough milk. Cluster feeding can also help a baby to establish a consistent sleep pattern by filling their tummy before bedtime.
It is important for parents to be patient and responsive during cluster feeding. Babies may become fussy or cry during this time, but it is important to remember that this is a normal and temporary phase. It is also important to make sure that the baby is properly latched on and feeding effectively to ensure adequate milk intake.