Cute Names For "The Boob"

Hannah - posted on 01/27/2011 ( 114 moms have responded )

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my son is 11 months old and we plan to keep on nursing for quite awhile and I haven't given much thought to what I want him to call it but the other day he came up to me hungry and just joking I said "awe do you want some boobie?" and he goes "boo" and makes the sign for "more" (we do baby sign language) and while it was really cute I decided unless I want him to call it "boobie" I better start saying something else.

So what are some cute terms you have heard/use for nursing... Thanks alot.

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Deena - posted on 02/03/2011

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HI Girls,
Everyon always asked me this too. I just finnished nursing my 3rd. I used baby sign with all 3 also, So they did the sign for milk. my kids call them TaTas. It is a word the breast cancer uses in some of there slogans an it is easy to say. Plus it is not enbarassing to hear..

Amanda - posted on 02/03/2011

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my husband and I ask our son, "You want some mommy juice?" or :the good stuff"

Mindy - posted on 02/03/2011

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My lil guy is 21 months now and were still going...we never really put thought into giving it a name. It just kinda came about. My first called milk chia and so we kinda just kept calling it that. We'd say do you want some Chia and he would respond with yeah yeah Chi. So he says Chi rather then Chia but that's because he can't quite say chia yet... i've heard others call it tit tit...

Carolyn - posted on 02/03/2011

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We call it "boo boo kitty." My sister-in-law used it and it just kind of stuck after she nursed her son. Weird I'm sure!! haha

Kristiana - posted on 02/03/2011

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My 2.5-year-old says, 'milk,' does the sign for 'milk', or says, 'Mama milk!' :)

Lisa - posted on 02/03/2011

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my 25 month old calls it B. like the letter. that way when we are in public and she screams mommy i want B please no one is ther wiser

Ana - posted on 02/03/2011

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My 2 year old called it 'Micka Mack' but has recently started calling for boobies which wasn't so bad until I was on a crowded train waiting for a seat and he called boobies repeatedly until we sat down and I could feed him!
I put him in a sling now so I can feed him easily standing.

Carolasanda19 - posted on 02/02/2011

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My little gal jst turned 10 months and responds to the word "nyunyu". If anyone mentions that in the house, she starts looking for me..........lol

Beth Anne - posted on 02/02/2011

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My daughter calls it her,"hungee". I have always been extremely verbal w/her and from the time she was an infant I have always asked her if she was hungry? However when I was baby talking or being silly with her I'd say awww are you hungee?! So it's stuck since then...she just tells me she wants to eat if she wants "food".

Shiloh - posted on 02/02/2011

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I am currently bf my second child and we call it boops...thats what my son called them also. I nursed him for 18 months and I think he still remembers it fondly lol. He will pick up his sister and ask her if she wants her boops...it makes her laugh and the rest of us smile. He also made up a song for her called boops and poops (her two fav things to do lol) but thats a convo for another day :0)

Amy - posted on 02/02/2011

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My son would sign for milk before he could speak. Then, he just started calling it "mao" (pronounced like Mao Tse-Tung). I heard "more mao!" a lot! We don't give him cow's milk, so it's the only milk he drinks -- though he did try "amee mao" (almond milk) once.

The other day, I asked what my milk tasted like and he pointed to one breast and said, "mao". I asked about the other breast and he said, "amee mao". Today he said one was "raspberry" and the other was "blueberry". LOL!

Holly - posted on 02/02/2011

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are boo sweet my partner says 2our 6mth old rr you want some MMMs mummy moo milk lol

Deborah - posted on 02/02/2011

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When my son was born the doctor in the NIC unit told me one time that my son wanted some "boob juice" the nurse was so embarrassed for us but we thought it was funny. So that is what my kids call it. :)

Lisa - posted on 02/02/2011

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Hi my little boy is 2yrs 4mths he calls it a drink'a'mama as did his older brother who I nursed till 2 1/2 yrs

Bernadette - posted on 02/01/2011

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My little girl simply called it "more", because when she would finish on one side, I'd ask her if she wanted "more" before offering the other side. Over time, this is what it became known to her and it was good because I knew exactly what she meant, but when she asked (or demanded) it in public, it wasn't embarrassing because "more" could have meant anything to other people. And even though she stopped feeding at about 17 months, and is now 22 months she still refers to it as this if she sees me getting out of the shower, etc. She points to me and says "mummy's mores!" and then says "where are Ella's mores?" and points at her own nipples! I also had her with me when I was shopping for a new bra one day, and she walked up and down the aisles in amazement, saying "look at all the mores!" I have a son due in 8 weeks, and wonder if he'll call it the same...

Alisa - posted on 02/01/2011

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We use the word "milk" accompanied by the milk sign (my daughter is 13 months old). When we introduce cow's milk, we'll probably just call it "cow's milk." It's a little boring, but it works in public.

Heather - posted on 02/01/2011

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My son called it DeeDee when he was nursing. He came up with this on his own, but I found it hilarious given that I am a DD cup!

Desiree - posted on 02/01/2011

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we didnt know what to call them also! But one day we were serfing through the channels and happened to come upon a movie with some nudity in it and my son was playing he looked up at the tv and there were boobies on the tv he turned to us and pointed at them and got so excited and yells out ba ba's it was hilerious and has been called that ever since he is almost 14 months! we also ask him if he wants babas milk and he'll come over and try to lift my shirt up its too cute we all crack up everytime!

Mary Renee - posted on 02/01/2011

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haha, I always ask my daughter if she wants some "Booba Milk" Hahahahahaha. I guess I should think of a better word before she gets older! I like "boo" though, it's easy to say.

Linda - posted on 02/01/2011

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Mamas is a cute, appropriate name that I use for my recently turned 1 year old son.

Heather - posted on 01/31/2011

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I have always asked my daughter if she wants milk, but now that we are also putting whole milk in her sippy we have started calling it either milk or mommy milk, but as her vocabulary is still not very well developed (she's 15 months) she normally pats my chest and says MomMomMom (enunciated as 1 word), but it has come out as Mommy Milk a few times, so hopefully that will be what she calls it. Like a few other Moms have already said I would just rather not have my toddler asking for a boob, or boobie in public, and it's not like they will censor themselves! Though I do talk about "breastfeeding" in her company, and call them breasts, just not in asking her what she wants etc. I would much rather her call them breasts than a cutsie nickname. But to each his own!

Michelle - posted on 01/31/2011

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Just read your second post -- I'm not really sure why your MIL gets to have a say on how long you BF your child. I think you'd be wise to begin to assert that it's your child, not hers, and to get your husband's support. The idea that you are looking for a "cute" word to avoid upsetting or freaking out your MIL, so she'll be "okay" with you breastfeeding your own child is -- I'd be polite and tell her flat out, it's not her place (or kind) to pass judgement and that you'd appreciate her support not her objections. That's my opinion, but I'm not one for compromising my own values or allowing someone to tell my how long I can breastfeed my child.

Michelle - posted on 01/31/2011

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We have no word for "The Boob", as you refer to it. We sign with our 13 month old daughter too and taught her to sign for milk. When she began speaking "Mom" was her first word. We refer to it as milk or milky. She just says "Mom" or "Mom Mom Mom"+ signs for milk.

Sarah - posted on 01/31/2011

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I just ask her if she wants some milk - but my 2-year-old son will often look at me feeding and say, "Cow."

Amanda - posted on 01/31/2011

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I kid you not my 2 year old brother followed my mom around asking for a titty. As for my kids we all just called it baby food.

Emma - posted on 01/31/2011

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boobie milk or mummy milk is what i call them but what ever my daughter starts calling them when she starts speakin im not fussed what ever she comes up with atleast then ill kno what she wants its hard when they are too young to talk or sign so what ever she calls them i will be called she can tell me what she wants lol she has started coming over to me and grabbing at my shirt she is 7 1/2 months so that has been helpful

Kirsten - posted on 01/31/2011

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I used to call it "num nums" for my first daughter and my son who I fed for 2 1/2 years called it "boobie side". The 'side' part of it coming from when he used to change sides haha. And my 22 month old whom I am still feeding at the moment calls it "boobie". So cute.

Jill - posted on 01/31/2011

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My daughter started calling them "nurnies" she was trying to say nursing :) but it came out "nurnies" and now nursing in our house is always nurnies! I love it!

Tania - posted on 01/31/2011

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I'm not one for "cute" names for body parts and the like. I teach childbirth, so perhaps that's why. We call it what it is - milk. "Would you like some milk?" Or from my DS to DD "You want some Mommy's miiiiiiiilk?" :)

Shannah - posted on 01/30/2011

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HA! My husband calls them Foobies (food + boobies). Quite the comedian huh?

Jayde - posted on 01/30/2011

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My daughter is now 21months old n only gets night drinks now n we call it nigh nighs cos its before she goes to sleep :)

Annette - posted on 01/30/2011

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We call it "latte" because it is the Italian word for "milk".
My father in law teases about my son's future obsession with coffee houses LOL

Bernadette - posted on 01/30/2011

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When my oldest, now 18 nursed, I usually had a cup of tea, so he began calling the boobs "tea". It stuck, I am now nursing 8 month old twins, and when they fuss my older 6 will bring them to me and say "they want the tea!"

Janet - posted on 01/29/2011

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I was sitting in the waiting room at the walk in with my 12 month old son... and he was not feeling great with the flu and had a fever... he was doing some baby talk and the woman sitting beside me said "it sounds like he is saying baby" but he was saying boobie, boobie, boobie, over and over.... I think he got it from my partner cause every morning she says "lets go find mom and get some boobie"

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We just ask if she wants to nurse. My older daughter asked to "noos" and my 11month old makes the sign for nursing, so far. Maybe it's too basic, but I think it's cute when they use proper terms.

Lydia - posted on 01/29/2011

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i always ask my daughter if she wants milk. i think it's probably less offensive if a child asks for milk or mimi or whatever you call it, than to ask for the "boob". I personally don't mind, but if it's a matter of not wanting to offend somebody I think that asking for milk is the better way to go than asking for boob. Milk is after all just a normal drink, but boob well is a boob. So for someone else to here a toddler pull your shirt screaming boobie might be a lot more offensive than having a child ask for milk.

Hannah - posted on 01/29/2011

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Really I want him to use a "cute" term so that it doesnt freak out my MIL... She loves that I'm BFing now but she has expressed (more than once) that when a child can ask for it they are to old for it... So I'm hoping if we go the adorable route she will be ok with it. It's just that we get along really well and I don't want to bump heads over it...

Thanks for all the suggestions :)

Rebekah - posted on 01/29/2011

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When my kids wanted to nurse they signed for milk. My daughter was weaned at 14 months and she just asked for milk.

Call me uncool, but we just always called them "breasts." My son told everyone when his little sister was born that she liked to drink milk out of my breasts.

Hannah - posted on 01/29/2011

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Vicki, I'm glad you asked.... Baby sign language is awesome! It's great to know what your baby wants before he can say it.. Here is a good place to start:

http://www.mysmarthands.com/Site/Baby_Si...

It's a good place to get a good understanding of what exactly baby sign is and she has videos of babies signing, so cute! If you have an iPhone she has an app that has a good vocabulary in it.... It's really easy and babies love it! If you have anymore questions about it please feel free to send me a message :-)

Merry - posted on 01/29/2011

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Eric says 'boobum'
He first would just grab my shirt, then he started making a noise meaning breastfeeding sounded sort of like yyuh then he started saying boob! Then he added the 'm' and says boom, and now it's consistently boobm. He is almost two so who knows what else he might start calling them later on!

Rowena - posted on 01/29/2011

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My daughter is 13 months old and we call it "bub-bubs". Its a nice easy word for her to say and I know exactly what she means.

Vicki - posted on 01/29/2011

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my Baby is only 9 weeks old but when she cries i already say to her do you want some of mummys milk so im pretty sure when shes bigger she will ask for some mummys milk. hey a few of u have mentioned baby signing how did you get into this and where could i find out more information

Jerri - posted on 01/28/2011

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Really, I dont think its about the name being cute, it shouldnt be a form of entertainment, its nutrition.. do you make cute names for hot dogs? Maybe you should aim for "whats not so embarassing in public" possibly he can ask for "mommy milk?"

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