Definition of demand feeding in English:

demand feeding


  • [mass noun] The practice of feeding a baby when it cries to be fed rather than at set times.

    • ‘In response to this, some parents find that demand feeding is easiest at the beginning.’
    • ‘It's not exactly demand feeding either, because we do attempt to train our baby's feeding patterns, if need be.’
    • ‘That's the beauty of demand feeding, after all; it's totally based on supply and demand and takes a lot of worry out of feeding a baby.’
    • ‘There are a number of groups who obviously feel very strongly that demand feeding is the only way.’
    • ‘I just wanted to say that demand feeding is NOT the only way to feed your child, and I don't like that the article only refers to scheduling as strict.’