Cluster feeding is a developmental phase when babies’ feedings are spaced closely together. A cluster-feeding newborn may want lots of shorter feedings over a few hours at certain times during the day and may go for longer periods between feedings at other times. Cluster feeding is completely normal, and it often occurs during the initial days and months of breastfeeding.
Cluster feeding more commonly occurs in the later part of the afternoon or during the early evening hours. But it can happen at any time during the day. Babies may sleep longer after a session of cluster feeding.