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Cluster feeding is a term used to describe when a breastfed baby will want to nurse multiple times in a row. They may pull off and immediately start rooting or showing hunger cues. Cluster feeding can sometimes occur with no breaks in between, just a constant switch from side to side. Or, there may be short 10 or 15 minute breaks between feedings before baby is looking to breastfeed again.
Adapted from guest blogger MaKenzie Schienebeck, edited for length and clarity. Warning: description of pregnancy loss/miscarriage.
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