Newborns need to eat often. In the first few weeks of baby's life, breastfeeding will probably happen 8-12 times every 24 hours. Sometimes, baby will want to nurse even more often. When feedings are bunched together, especially in the evening, this is called cluster feeding.
It may seem like a lot of nursing but it's completely normal!
Don't forget that in addition to helping baby get nice and full in the nighttime hours, cluster feeding also helps increase milk supply, helping to get nursing off to a good start and keeping up milk production. The baby to breast relationship truly is symbiotic! Cluster feeding typically ends for baby between 3 and 4 months old but there are times when it may resurface such as during a growth spurt. Again completely normal!
Let Mommy Sleep's staff of Registered Nurses & Newborn Care Providers