My baby is 15 weeks old and has been a very frequent eater since a few days after his birth. Sometimes it's hourly, that's our normal. When he eats every half hour, I call it cluster feeding, but that happens so often that I think I'm just calling it that to try to be less embarrassed about feeding him so often. Today was every half hour.
He only eats for about 5 minutes per feeding, usually, and only on one side. The exception is his bedtime feed, which usually lasts for about half an hour, but is still only on one side. I burp him and try to get him to take the other breast, or to take the one he came off of, but he seems disinterested, and if I push it, he'll start screaming. If I try to delay feeding him, that will also get him screaming.
He generally seems happy otherwise. He does spit up a lot. He generally does not fall asleep while feeding, although it happens sometimes during his bedtime feed. He sleeps well during the night. He goes to bed around 7 pm, wakes up once or twice between then and around 4 am, and then he'll often start waking up hourly for feedings until morning. He gets up for the day around 7 am. He takes 3 or 4 naps during the day, but they're usually only about half an hour. I've noticed before that regardless of how long he's been asleep, he'll wake up from a nap for his feeding when it's been an hour since the last feeding.
He has gained weight well. Born 6 pounds 6 ounces, currently a little under 15 pounds. He's a prolific pooper.
What's wrong? Why am I feeding so frequently?