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Why is the word <b>demand</b> used? Is the baby actually demanding to be fed? Why not Bf on request, or BF as needed, or something a little less harsh? It seems like if the baby gently nuzzles that's not a demand. Or if a toddler requests nursing, that's not demand. Demand sounds like waiting until the baby is wailing and the toddler is shoving their hand down your shirt.<br><br>
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I guess I've always thought about it from a "supply and demand" perspective--but then I have a business and economics background and I think that warps my thinking <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I think of demand as being what DS needs rather than he is demanding to be fed (so more as a positive rather than a negative term).
 

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I like the term "on cue." It implies that baby is communicating a need, and you are responding. Then again, there's nothing wrong with, "when baby is hungry" either.
 

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Why do they call it "HBO On Demand" instead of "HBO When You Want to Watch It"? It's just a common expression. But if it sounds harsh, I agree that "on cue" sounds nice.
 

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see, i actually like the term "on demand" because it makes it sound like babies are people who need things and should be listened to. like, "hey, mama! i need some milk, please! pronto!!!!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
even though they aren't using words, they are still letting you know loud and clear that they need something.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Why do they call it "HBO On Demand" instead of "HBO When You Want to Watch It"? It's just a common expression. But if it sounds harsh, I agree that "on cue" sounds nice.</div>
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"BF on Demand" always makes me think of TiVO <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 

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my one grandmother always asks me so are you nursing on demand or on a schedule. So i say when the baby is hungry i feed her just like everyone else in the house. then she says oh, thats on demand.<br>
no changing her framework.<br><br>
she always says when we are nursing, oh are you feeding now. it makes me think of farm animals. "the baby is feeding now."<br><br>
the whole attitude is from a bottle feeding CIO perspective.<br><br>
blech... it always gives me and icky feeling.
 

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she always says when we are nursing, oh are you feeding now. it makes me think of farm animals. "the baby is feeding now."<br></div>
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ha... my husband used to say our daughter was feeding. I think it was because he was shortening "breastfeeding," but I told him that he could just say "nursing" or "eating" and that would be much better. Now he just asks her, "Is that booby good?" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> It works.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">see, i actually like the term "on demand" because it makes it sound like babies are people who need things and should be listened to. like, "hey, mama! i need some milk, please! pronto!!!!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
even though they aren't using words, they are still letting you know loud and clear that they need something.</div>
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Yeah I like "on demand" too. If you say "as needed" then it sounds like the parents get to decide what's needed. "On demand" makes it sound like it's always the baby's choice, no schedule, so that's good IMO.
 
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