It’s normal for a young baby to have a block in the day when they feed frequently – sometimes continuously. They may also be unsettled and seem frustrated at the breast (especially if they are tired). This can be a worrying time for parents but it can be reassuring to know that cluster feeding is doing an important job. It helps milk supply develop to reach baby’s needs. More frequent feeding sends messages to increase production. A baby feeding on an emptier breast is also getting higher fat content milk which may help them begin to sleep for longer intervals. Cluster feeding is also an opportunity for closeness and comfort. It often happens at the end of the day when babies might feel tired or overwhelmed.