In my experience the immediate world stops until that child is fed. That is what Peter says, that attitude, that demand, that craving for God’s word is required for a believer’s growth in their faith. As Prof Hendricks so succinctly put it, it is not optional, it is a requirement for survival.
The programs, books, recorded messages, etc. that we obtain to grow, while based on someone else’s study of the Word of God, are not the Word of God. So that seems to beg the question, are those things going to cause us to grow like Peter says the Word of God will.
I have doubts.