Cast Your Vote:
- I demand fed -- Votes: 28
- We did a schedule -- Votes: 2
- other -- Votes: 2
Which did you do or plan to do?
In your opinion is one better than the other?
In what cases is one better than the other?
I demand fed both my children. I don't think that one is better than the other necessarily but I feel that with BFing demand feeding is very helpful in establishing a supply and a bond.
I had a friend who had a premature baby and a schedule was vital.
edit: honestly I'm bored so this seemed like a cool discussion lol
<blockquote><b>Quoting Simply Mom ⚓:</b>" Which did you do or plan to do? In your opinion is one better than the other? In what cases is one better ... [snip!] ... a premature baby and a schedule was vital. So opinions? edit: honestly I'm bored so this seemed like a cool discussion lol"</blockquote>
Both of my kids were demand fed. What I found out with demand feeding is that it turns into a schedule anyway because they always wanted food at the same time each day. And it was a lot less stressful and easier to let them sleep if it was "time for a feed" and just letting them wake and let me know they were hungry.
my baby was premature and was on a schedule but he wouldnt take all of his fededings. right around the time he took his whole 1st bottle the dr put him on ad lib feedings and we just stuck with it. its easier for us
i eat when i feel like i am hungry so i let my children eat when they are hungry......
Even my school age kids....all of them have lunch at different times at school (beween 11am & 1pm) so they are hungry at different times when they come home.
I feed on demand but being in the NICU she only goes 2-4 hours between feedings
I feed on demand. If baby is hungry then baby needs food. Just like if I'm hungry I eat and don't say to myself 'i can't eat yet because my schedule says I have to wait an hour' that's just torture lol
I always do a combination of both. When they are little I demand feed and then as they get older I feed them more on a schedule. Also I EBF my younges and bottle fed my oldest.