Do you and your children have a name for nursing?
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Vanessa - posted on 03/09/2010
My children called it boobies. My daughter was 2 when I began weening her. Of course she wasn't having it. My son weened himself at 18 mos. Anyway, we were having movie time this one particular night. My daughter wanted to nurse and I said no. So, she walked over to my mom, pulled her shirt up and said boobies. Then, she walked over to my son, pulled her shirt up and said boobies. She just stared at me as if to say you can't have none. It was the cutest thing.
Amanda - posted on 03/01/2010
my kids call it beber juice and they tell people too that their sister doesn't take bottle she gets beber juice and that they drank it too, but when they are little they always say a sound that is like "ungee" and they say it over and over
Danielle - posted on 02/27/2010
We call it 'nums' or 'nummies' and then of course yanking my shirt down is always a sure way of letting me know it's time to nurse! She also knows the sign for milk which is a little more discreet. :)
Johanna - posted on 02/27/2010
I love that you posted this question just because I was nursing the other day and my mind wandered to think if other kids had special pet names when they wanted milk.. We are a bilingual (Spanish-English) family and my son is 15months old of course he has been introduced to fruit.. so when I first gave him fruit I taught him to say fruit in Spanish (FRUTA) so one day he wanted some momma milk.. and he stood in from of me pulled my shirt and said "mama FRUTA" i loved it so we have been encouraging him to continue to call it that way now that he is more vocal when in public.. :)
Jodi - posted on 02/26/2010
Su-su. It's the papa new guinian (spelling?) work for breasts i believe. My cousin used it with her children and I thought it was so descreet and almost like a family secret kind of thing that I started using it!
Christina - posted on 02/26/2010
I actually have a question about breastfeeding when your child can understand what it is and can ask for it. I have a 5 month old and I exclusively breastfeed him I love it and couldn't see myself not doing it, but to the point I dunno if i can see myself doing it when he can understand it. I'm not bashing you moms who do it until they are 2 or older, but does it pose as a hassle or even awkward when the can actually ask for it??
Tracy - posted on 02/26/2010
Num Nyumers. We got it from the Campbell's Soup commercial when the name plate guy was coming around & he was eating soup. My son was about 4 weeks old - ripped off the boob & made the same sound when the comercial came on. It stuck ever since.
Vicky - posted on 02/25/2010
I ask: "You wanna nursey, nurse?" or "Need some boobie-juice?" Since I am a sign language interpreter we simply sign milk while asking the previous question. I can't say I agree with the previous post about signing MILK near the mouth since it makes me think you are signing ORANGE or OLD/AGE of course I can't see exactly what y'all are actually signing so take my opinion with a grain of salt. I'd be interested in what Deaf mother's sign with their babies... anyone out there?
Lisa - posted on 02/25/2010
We call it ninny or ninnies. Even though he's only a year old, he will say, "ninnies, mama, ninnies". And now, he's at the point where he will pull up (or down!) my shirt. If I don't give it to him fast enough he starts yelling, "Ninnies!!!!"
Sarah - posted on 02/25/2010
We call it "mama milk" and we sign the ASL mama and then close our fist kind of like milk but with your hand still at your chin. My 13 month old son caught on right away when we started this about 4 months ago, he doesn't sign it exactly like us but we definitely know what he wants
Sarah - posted on 02/24/2010
we call it diddy coz that what my mum started saying it also gets called dinkies or boob!!! lol!! my daughter is only 3mnths so not sure what she'll call it but she knows what these words mean and get very excited and throws he arms around to grab at me!! lol!! thinks she's telling me to hurry up
Corrie - posted on 02/24/2010
LOL these posts were great!!! My LO is a baby amongst teenagers and we call it Num Nums. It has been quite funny since my daughter came home from school after a conversation in band class when one of her friends said num nums. She is due to graduate in June and i have a funny feeling i'm gonna hear num nums yelled when she walks across the stage...LOL
Faith - posted on 02/24/2010
We're weaning right now; we have phased all day time nursings, but throughout the day she comes up to my breasts and pats them, kisses them, and tries lifting my shirt up! Quickly discovered it's just her way of telling me she's thirsty! Although, I'm sure she'd breastfeed if I let her! :)
Mayueth - posted on 02/23/2010
Well I call it "Lechita" which is milkie in spanish and I do the sign for milk. My daughter is 8 months so she doesnt call it anythign yet. But she gets very excited when I say Lechita adn she does this very cute laugh mixed with cry sound. So she knows what it means. So i'll just have to wait and she what she calls it.
Amanda - posted on 02/23/2010
My son is 23 months old and doesn't talk much yet, but we call it "boobs" and he knows what those are and comes over and gropes me when he wants them!! He's not shy! We started thinking we should come up with another word for nursing when he was very little, since once he could talk I didn't want him saying "Momma! Boobs!" but somehow we just never did and "boobs" just stuck! Oh well, when he talks we'll see what he decides to say...
Meredith - posted on 02/23/2010
Our daugher is 10-months-old and she very recently started calling it "na-nas". We also use sign language for it, so sometimes she does that. The funny thing is my mom is Nana, not grandma, so if I'm on the phone with her and she hears Violet say "na-na, na-na", my mom thinks she's talking to her!
Kelly - posted on 02/23/2010
My son calls it "nummies"! Actually, my dad started refering to it that way...he'd notice when my son was hungry and say, "go get your nummies" and we all started saying it, so when Kevin started talking thats what he'd say too! For him, it started as "num num" and he now still calls it "nummies" and he's 2 1/2!!