Cluster Feeding Tips to Survive Your Newborn Feeding Every Hour

Cluster Feeding Tips to Survive Your Newborn Feeding Every Hour

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Got a stage 5 clinger who won’t let go of your boob? Like your nipple feels like it’s now permanently attached to your little squish? You’ve got a cluster feeder. These cluster feeding tips will help you survive when your newborn is feeding every hour.

If you’re a new mom just learning to breastfeed, it can be so confusing and frustrating when it feels like you *just* finished nursing your newborn, and those hungry cries start again before you even get a chance to grab a drink or some food, let alone go to the bathroom. These cluster feeding tips were essential for me to be able to survive those newborn phases of nonstop stop feeding my three kids and go on to breastfeed for a combined 6+ years now.

A lot of the most useful tips are actually not even tips at all, but just learning how cluster feeding works and why newborns (and older babies sometimes) do it. Being empowered through knowledge was what helped me stay steadfast in completing my breastfeeding goals.

So we will start by answering some of the frequently asked questions about breastfeeding newborns and cluster feedings.

While I’ve spent a lot of time researching and learning about breastfeeding, plus have years of experience doing it, I am not a lactation consultant or medical professional. So if you are really concerned about you or your baby’s health or nutritional needs, please find an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) for some help.

And just one more quick disclaimer, I may include affiliate links in this post to products I know and love.

Is it normal for a newborn to feed every hour?

Yes. During certain times, like growth spurts, babies will tend to eat for longer stretches more often. Most of the time when a baby is feeding every hour or even multiple times an hour it is due to a growth spurt, developmental leap, or in the evening “witching hour.”

Newborns should feed around 8-12 times a day, or usually every 2-4 hours. But babies aren’t machines and don’t know how to read clocks. So sometimes they will go longer stretches without eating or bunch all of their feedings together into a shorter period of time.

What is cluster feeding?

Cluster feeding is when babies bunch their feeds together into a short period of time. So instead of spreading 8-12 feedings throughout the course of the day, they might feed multiple times in an hour or a couple of hours, especially in the evening a few hours before bedtime.

How long does cluster feeding go on for?

Cluster feeding usually happens during growth spurts, developmental leaps, the witching hours, or also teething and illnesses.

So how long cluster feeding goes on depends on why your baby is cluster feeding. If you can connect your baby’s age to the typical time of a growth spurt or a developmental leap (like the 4-month sleep regression) then that is probably the reason. Usually, this will last a couple of days, but can be shorter or longer.

If your baby tends to cluster feed during the witching hour (the evenings), then it will probably last longer. The witching hour typically starts when they are a few weeks old and can last up to three months. It’s not easy, but it DOES end eventually.

When babies nurse while teething (which can begin months before teeth pop) or illness, many babies will cluster feed for just a few days at most.

Can a baby cluster feed all day?

It can definitely feel like it. Some babies will want to be latched on a lot of the time when they are going through a big growth spurt or developmental leap.

This is generally very normal and not an indication of a problem unless there other factors happening, like they aren’t gaining weight, as well.

It’s also important to note that there are different types of nursing. Babies can either be actively nursing or passively nursing. When they are actively nursing you will probably be able to feel them sucking more strongly and hear or notice them swallowing gulps of milk. When they are passively nursing, it will feel more like flutters instead of strong pulls when they suck. Passive nursing can be associated with cluster feeding and comfort feeding.

What age do babies cluster feed?

Babies can start cluster feeding and can continue to cluster feed from time to time until you end the breastfeeding relationship. This doesn’t mean they will always cluster feed, but rather there will be periods of time that a baby will cluster feed, basically until they are weaned because while cluster feeding is mostly associated with growth spurts, the witching hour, and developmental leaps when they are newborns, it can also be connected to teething, illness, and just for comfort during stressful times as they get older.

So for example, my babies might have stopped cluster feeding months ago, but then out of the blue want to be attached to the boob all day nursing because they are about to pop a tooth and the milk soothes their sore gums. Or maybe one of them has the flu and the milk is a perfect comfort, pain reliever, and immunity support, not to mention mommy cuddles are great too.

Can your nurse your baby too much?

Generally no. When babies breastfeed, they are actively working to get milk. So when they are full they will either stop or just start passively nursing.

The only reasons I have come across that might give you pause is if you have a very strong, fast, and heavy milk flow, like if you have an oversupply. Sometimes if your milk comes out too hard and fast, it can come to quickly for baby to be able to properly regulate how much they are getting, leading to them overfeeding. If you think this might be the case, then you can try paced feeding on the breast the same way you might pace feed from a bottle to try to slow it down a little bit. However, this is NOT the norm and usually isn’t connected to cluster feeding.

Does cluster feeding increase milk supply?

Usually, cluster feeding will increase your supply. Milk supply is based on supply and demand. So the more baby demands, the greater your supply.

This is NOT usually an indication of low supply unless there are other signs, like low weight gain. Babies will many times cluster feed to increase milk production because they are growing and will need more milk as they get bigger.

How do you deal with cluster feeding?

Get comfy and cozy.

Breastfeeding a newborn or cluster feeding baby usually means many hours snuggled up with your squishy newborn binging on Netflix and snacking. If you CAN just relax, get comfortable, and enjoy the process, then do it. One of the best cluster feeding tips is to just accept it and enjoy it. It is normal and you’re doing ok, mama.

Get the best breastfeeding pillow

This is a matter of personal choice. When I had just one baby I loved the Boppy for a breastfeeding pillow, but when I had twins and was tandem nursing I couldn’t have lived without the Brest Friend Twin pillow.

Now, I always recommend the Brest Friend Twin pillow. It is huge! It might feel cumbersome at first, but when you’re kind of stuck cluster feeding for hours, it is nice. Plus it has a pocket to stash your remote, snacks, phone, and a drink.

Learn to breastfeed in a baby carrier.

Sometimes you just need to get up and move around but a cluster feeding infant declares they are NOT having that. Make you BOTH happy by popping them into a carrier, whipping out a nip, and going out for a walk or even just a small stroll around the house.

I love ring slings, stretchy wraps, and the Tula for nursing babies.

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First Time Breastfeeding Tips #1: Shoot for a Natural Birth (or Few Interventions)

Interventions during birth can have a negative impact on establishing a breastfeeding relationship, and increased interventions have been shown to lead to moms breastfeeding for shorter periods of time.

What is an intervention? It’s basically anything your medical team does to intervene in the birth, like induction, c-section, forceps, etc.

Modern medicine in an awesome tool for moms who desire or need it for their happiness and safety during birth, but each mom also has to weigh those choices with other goals, like breastfeeding. Many interventions can make it harder to breastfeed.

Tons of moms have interventions during birth and go on to breastfeed successfully (including me!), but studies to show it might make it more difficult. So if you want to set yourself up for breastfeeding success, choosing the most natural birth you feel comfortable with might be your best bet.

First Time Breastfeeding Tips #2: Enjoy the Golden Hour

The golden hour is that hour right after birth when you really want to spend time bonding with, being skin-to-skin, and starting to nurse your baby.

Your baby literally just came earthside, they need time to adjust, to get to know you, and to regulate a lot of their bodily functions.

Beyond breastfeeding, according to this article, “Mothers and babies have a physiologic need to be together during the moments, hours, and days following birth, and this time together significantly improves maternal and newborn outcomes.”

So unless there is a dire reason, baby and mama should be spending that first hour close together.

First Time Breastfeeding Tips #3: Follow Baby’s Lead

Baby’s are good at just a few things… eating, sleeping, pooping, and being cute.

So when it comes to feeding them, follow their lead. They are good at know when and how much they need to eat. Babies don’t follow schedules like we do. They might want to be attached to your breast for an hour or more at a time.

It can be exhausting, but it is totally normal. Babies will cluster feed (feeding often and for long periods) a lot in those early hours, days, weeks, and even months. They do this because breastmilk works on supply and demand. They are demanding more to increase and establish your milk supply.

Unless there are other red flags or issues arising, baby feeding often is not a sign of low supply or any other issue, if anything it’s a good sign that they’re doing exactly what they should.

First Time Breastfeeding Tips #4: Keep Visitors to a Minimum

Of course, your loved ones want to come to see the newest addition to the family! I mean… who doesn’t want to cuddle a teeny baby?

But your best bet is to keep visitors to a minimum when you’re establishing your breastfeeding relationship.

If this is your first time breastfeeding, chances are you’re going to feel kind of awkward and are still getting the hang of it for a little while. Having people you might not feel 100% comfortable whipping a boob out in front of hanging around will add a ton of stress you don’t need.

Best bet is to ask people to give you some time before visiting.

First Time Breastfeeding Tips #5: Work on the Latch

You’ve probably heard from lots of moms that breastfeeding hurts, or maybe their supply didn’t come in. There are a lot of issues that can arise your first time breastfeeding, and many happen due to poor latch.

Start off on the best foot by learning how to get a good and deep latch.

Learn my best tips here so you can be a latching pro.

First Time Breastfeeding Tips #6: Don’t Panic

Maybe things don’t get off on the best foot. Maybe you had an emergency c-section and then the baby didn’t latch well and you’re still healing.

It’s ok mama.

Don’t panic.

It took me like 10 days to really get latching down with my daughter. I had no idea what was going on, and she was a little lazy in trying to latch (I believe from the epidural and fluids I got). But I stuck with it and kept trying.

Eventually, we clicked, and I ended up nursing her for 2.5 years!

If it’s hard, that is ok. It’s hard for ALL moms at some point. I have never met a mom who didn’t have a hard time breastfeeding at some point. If you decide breastfeeding isn’t your for, that’s ok too, but I also would encourage you to try to relax and give it another day if you can. Things can change quickly.

First Time Breastfeeding Tips #7: Get Help if Necessary

There is so much awesome support out there for breastfeeding moms nowadays! There are Facebook groups, local La Leche League groups, lactation consultants, books, and more.

But if you are really struggling and don’t know what to do, seek out an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). While other medical professions and other certifications of lactation consultants might be helpful, IBCLC’s are basically the gold standard of training when it comes to breastfeeding.

IBCLC’s are the best equipped to help mamas and babies.

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Frozen fever has overtaken my home, and it isn’t just my little 5-year-old princess belting out the songs. My tiny princes, just 2-years-old, can be heard uttering the phrase “let it go.”

The first Frozen broke the mold when it comes to Disney princess movies, and Frozen 2 has taken it a step further.

The boundary-breaking princess empowerment is so important for little girls.

I can only look back and imagine how it would have impacted me to have Anna and Elsa to emulate instead of Ariel… You know, a movie about a princess finding her own voice instead of a princess giving her voice away for a man. (No hate. I still love the Little Mermaid and all the OG princesses.)

But I was also thinking over the last few days about how having movies like Frozen and now Frozen 2 will have positive impacts on the boys who watch them too.

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Kristoff is NOT there to be Anna’s savior or take credit for saving the day.

He’s there to support her.

I’m not going to lie. That tiny little piece of this movie made me tear up a little. For so many women, this is all we have ever truly wanted even if we didn’t know it.

Not a man to save us as damsels in distress, but to be a partner who gives us a boost when we need and then steps out of our way when they aren’t needed. (Which of course we would do the same for them.)

Kristoff is the opposite of toxic masculinity.

He’s an exceptionally well-balanced version of a “masculine” man. He’s a man that young boys can emulate and look up to, while hopefully also looking up to the female characters in the story too.

I’ve always considered myself a “feminist” in that I believe in equality, but I never thought much about how inequality also harms boys and men too in a much different way.

You know… the whole notion that boys shouldn’t cry, be emotional, vulnerable, or basically any version of human that displays what is perceived as weakness.

This causes a lot of pain for our boys, just like being oppressed hurts our girls, the boys are being harmed through this type of thinking.

Until recently there were not a lot of men for boys to look up to in movies that were truly well-rounded individuals with healthy emotional lives.

Kristoff though? He is.

Beyond the way he supports Anna in a very modern way, he also has a deep emotional world which is put on display through his new song “Lost in the Woods,” a song that delves into his feelings for Anna.

Finally, it can’t be overstated how important it is for boys to see women who are powerful and in leadership roles.

The Frozen sisters each have their own strengths (and weaknesses). Both are powerful fully form and multi-dimensional characters. They are women that a child could and should look up to for one reason or another, including male children.

As women claim more power for themselves in the real world as well as imaginary worlds of film, boys will need to be able to work under and with women in order to be successful.

If they are only ever exposed to art, stories, film, etc. that shows men in the positions of power, how will they be able to exist in a world where the power dynamics are changing (and hopefully continue to change)?

So take your boys to see Frozen 2. It’s time boys had female leaders to look up to, and male supporters who are emotionally intelligent and non-toxic.

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The odds are stacked against many moms when they start their journey of breastfeeding twins, but after recently reaching the 2-year mark of nursing my twins, I’ve learned a few things that might make your breastfeeding journey a little easier.

These are the key tips that have been essential in my success in breastfeeding twins for over 2 years now.

A couple quick disclaimers though. I am not a lactation consultant, midwife, doctor, or have any professional credentials. I am just a mom who has breastfed a singleton and breastfed twins for a combined 6 years now.

I also have included affiliate links to products and services I love, which means if you use my link and make a purchase I get a small commission at not extra cost to you.

I was a veteran breastfeeder

I need to get this one out of the way right off the bat. When I got pregnant with my twins, I was actually still nursing my daughter who was 2 at the time.

So not only did I have experience breastfeeding, but I had already successfully breastfed one child to natural term.

She finally weaned somewhere in the first trimester, though at that point we were down to only nursing 2-3 times per day. I was able to wean her fairly easily just by redirecting her to snacks, cow’s milk, and her favorite yogurt.

During those 2 years of breastfeeding, I learned most of the lessons that I’ll share here, and then those lessons were reiterated and strengthened during my journey with breastfeeding twins.

Though there were some new tricks I picked up, and tips that are a little unique for twins that I’ll share too.

Do your research

Breastfeeding is natural, but it doesn’t necessarily come naturally. I don’t think I have ever met a mom who didn’t have at least one stumbling block when it came to breastfeeding whether that was sore nipples, latch issues, biting, low supply, tongue/lip ties, or even pressure from family to quit.

While I’m sure formula moms face many challenges as well, breastfeeding presents its own set of challenges. Even if you and baby establish your breastfeeding relationship smoothly, chances are that you will need some sort of knowledge before giving birth so you are prepared.

There are a few resources that I LOVE and recommend wholeheartedly for learning more about breastfeeding.

Books on Breastfeeding:

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

This book is from La Leche League (LLL), which is one of (if not THE) foremost organization supporting breastfeeding moms. It was created by breastfeeding moms who needed support, so banded together to create what they needed. 90% of what I learned about breastfeeding was from this book.

Mothering Multiples

La Leche League followed up the above with a book specifically designed to help mamas with multiples, as the title implies. This isn’t only about breastfeeding, but definitely goes over breastfeeding more than one baby.

Websites and Online Resources for Breastfeeding:

KellyMom

If I had to choose ONE single resource for moms to know about, it would be KellyMom. This website has an answer to just about any and every breastfeeding question you might have. Including, a section about breastfeeding twins or multiples.

La Leche League

The LLL website is a great resource for getting answers to your breastfeeding questions, but also a place to find local LLL groups so you can find in-person support from other breastfeeding moms.

LactMed

Have a cold and want to know if that decongestant is ok to take while breastfeeding? Head over to this website. This is a database of medications and their known or unknown interactions while breastfeeding. I always recommend checking this even if you have gotten a doctor’s advice because sometimes their info is out of date, while LactMeds should be the most recent info.

Online Courses for Breastfeeding:

Milkology: The Ultimate Breastfeeding Class

This is an online course that is super affordable (only $19!). It was created by a mom of 3, and Certified Lactation Educator, Stacey Stewart. She has helped thousands learn how to breastfeed, and this course is an amazing resource to have at your fingertips.

Milkology: The Ultimate Back to Work Pumping Class

Because tons of moms go back to work after giving birth but still want to breastfeed, Stacey also created a course on pumping milk.

La Leche League for Moms of Twins/Multiples Facebook Group

It takes a village, right? This is my favorite breastfeeding group. Tons of other moms to tap into when you need support.

To tandem or not to tandem?

I planned on tandem nursing my guys from the very start, and I was tandem feeding them within the first day of their birth.

However, if you are first-time mom or have never breastfed any babies ever before, you might want to consider nursing separately until you get the hang of it.

Even though I was a pro at breastfeeding when I had my boys I DID take some time to nurse them individually before switching to tandem so that I knew they were good to go and had no problems latching on.

As soon as babies are able and you feel comfortable, I do strongly suggest tandem feeding when possible. Not only does this save time for you, but it also helps get the babies on the same schedule.

I never push or force my kids onto a schedule. Instead, I follow their cues and allow them to get into their own routines. The only thing I did to really encourage my boys to be on the same schedule was also trying to tandem feed. If one showed signs of hunger, I offered to both. Within a few weeks, they were pretty synced up.

The one product I think is essential for tandem feeding is the Brest Friend Twins nursing pillow. Some moms love the Twin-Z, but I love the structure and support of the Brest Friend. (Plus it has a pocket to store your drinks, snacks, remote, phone, whatever you need for those long nursing sessions.)

Protip on using the Brest Friend, have extra pillows for propping. You CAN use this pillow on its own, but I found that what was most comfy for me was to sit on a couch with legs criss-cross applesauce, a pillow or two behind my back and one underneath the Brest Friend to raise the height up a little. Propped like that I could Netlflix and Chill while nursing comfortably all day.

Have a plan for night feedings

When they were newborns I would also wake both at the same time to feed, but as time went on I let them each wake as they wanted to feed.

To make things easier for me, I had a sidecar crib, which is a crib without the front section attached to the bed so you can have the best of both worlds, bedsharing and separate space for the babies and you. So when one would wake I would grab him, latch him on, and then do the same when the other woke.

If both woke at the same time I would sit up in bed and nurse them tandem.

Deciding on where baby sleeps can be a bit overwhelming for parents. I choose to bedshare and/or use a sidecar because it is the safest option for me and my family, and it also means I get more sleep!

Here are a few resources for you to decide what might work best for you:

Sweet Sleep from LLL

A guide on co-sleeping from Mattress Insider

AAP sleep guideslines

Safe Co-Sleeping with Multiples from the Badass Breastfeeder

How to breastfeed twins in public

Unless you plan to never leave your home, you will at some point have to decide how you’re going to feed your babies while away from home.

Tandem nursing can be a bit awkward when you are doing it at home, let alone in public.

Some moms are able to manage tandem feeding in public right from the beginning. Some cover, some use the two-shirt method, and some just let it all hang out. Whatever you’re comfortable with is what you should do.

For me though, I just knew I wouldn’t be able to get it right without a pillow or something to help me prop the babies up. So when they were tiny infants I usually brought a bottle of pumped milk with me and if both were hungry at the same time, one would get boob, and one would get a bottle of pumped milk.

Once my boys were bigger and had better control over their heads and bodies, I just tandem nursed them wherever we were using the two-shirt method.

The one way I was able to comfortable tandem feed when mine were newborns was while babywearing. I used a size 8 woven wrap in a front wrap cross carry to wear both of them and was able to nurse them easily that way.

Know where to get support

I’m going to be honest. In my experience, pediatricians have not been the most helpful when it comes to supporting me breastfeeding. Many times they were poorly informed about the basics of breastfeeding mechanics and were very quick to tell me to supplement with formula even though I had an overabundance of breastmilk.

This isn’t to say to never take your pediatrician’s advice or to just ignore them, but be clear on where you’re most likely to get the support you need.

Most times this will be with the help of an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). There are a few different certifications that can fall under “lactation consultant” or some variant of that phrase, but an IBCLC is like the gold standard of certification.

So when my doctor recommended I supplement with my twins, which I didn’t personally feel was necessary, I wanted to also get the backing of an expert to ensure I was actually doing the right thing. That’s when I sought out the opinion of the IBCLC.

Doctors generally have little to no training on breastfeeding, while IBCLC’s are basically specialists in that area. For me, the IBCLC’s recommendations trumped the pediatricians.

Your opinion might be different. You might also have a much different situation than I did. Maybe if my twins were premature and had complications I’d lean more heavily on the pediatrician’s opinion, maybe not. But the point here is not to tell you who to listen to, rather use your own judgment and do your own research on where you think you can get the best answers for you and your baby.

Breastfeeding twins is exhausting but so rewarding. I am so happy to have been able to nurse my twins this long. Hopefully, these few tips can help you do the same if it’s your goal.

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Gifts for Moms Who Don’t Want Anything

It is so frustrating shopping for gifts for moms who don’t want anything, isn’t it?

But even if she proclaims she doesn’t need a thing, there are gifts for moms who don’t want anything that are exactly what they need!

This year, get the mom in your life something that will make her life easier and happier with these ideas for gifts for moms who don’t want anything that she secretly wants and might not tell you.

We asked more than 5,000 moms what three wishes they would ask a genie to make their momlife easier. Can you guess what they said?

Unsurprisingly the top three responses were: help with cooking, cleaning, and babysitting. Of course, there were other choices too like more energy, for their kids to actually sleep at night, and the ability to freeze time.

The following gift ideas for mom are inspired by those responses! So here we go.

Dinner Delivered

Grocery shopping with kids is like a special kind of torture reserved for the 7th circle of hell.

Seriously, it can be so exhausting both physically and emotionally. Then you have to actually cook that food you just bought, but really you’re probably too exhausted and just end up getting drive-thru instead of eating that nutritious food you just spent a small fortune on.

Did you know you could have that food delivered to your door for free? (or pretty close to it?)

With an Amazon Prime membership, you can have groceries delivered to mom’s door so she can Netflix and chill instead of losing her mind while a toddler screams because she won’t let him get another treat.

To learn how to give Amazon Prime as a gift, just check out this link.

AND moms can even order ready-to-cook meal kits directly from Amazon Fresh. No need to commit to monthly subscriptions. Just choose what she wants that week and delicious meal kids (many with 4-5 stars) are delivered right to the door with all the ingredients necessary to prepare an incredibly healthy and yummy meal.

Of course, there is always the good old standby of ordering some pizza to be delivered! (OMG, and now I’m so hungry for pizza…)

Get Mom a maid

This sounds a little outlandish perhaps, but did you know you can order cleaning services or your home on Amazon? Seriously.

Deep cleaning, gutter cleaning, carpet cleaning, grout cleaning, and the list goes on and on. Take a little off a mama’s plate and get her some help.

You can either set up a cleaning service yourself by going here (check with her first of course) or get her an Amazon gift card that she can use towards services.

Care.com also offers housekeeping services! You might have heard of them from their babysitting and nanny directory services, but there are a ton of other services available on their website.

Hire a Babysitter

Most moms won’t be cool with just ANYone coming over to watch their littles. At first, this might sound like it could go into the column of the very bad list of ideas for Christmas gifts for moms, but there are ways to make it work.

Unless you know a babysitter that mom is already comfortable with and loves, then this probably isn’t something to spring on her. Instead, you’ll want to craft the plan with her so she can give her ok on whoever the babysitter is.

There are two ways I recommend finding someone trustworthy enough to keep mamas babies safe and happy.

The first is to ask around for personal recommendations. Chances are you know someone who will give you names and info on some local babysitters. The best babysitter I ever had was a friend from high school, who really is more like an aunt to my boys now!

The second is to check out Care.com. When my favorite babysitter couldn’t cover all the days I needed, I hired backup. Care.com is awesome because you can see all prospective babysitter’s qualifications and even background checks.

If actually hiring a babysitter isn’t really in the realm of possibility, then what about a gym membership?

Hear me out. Many gyms and local YMCA’s will offer totally free childcare! At my local YMCA I can drop the kids there while I take a yoga class or go for a swim in the pool and it’s included in my membership!

What do you think? Will you actually try one of these gifts for moms who don’t want anything? Let us know in the comments!

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