What's your "code word" for breastfeeding??

Jennifer - posted on 07/18/2011 ( 22 moms have responded )

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My baby girl is 11 months and understands VERY well what "milk" means...lol, she goes nuts and looks at me everytime somebody say's MILK! So I am thinking of teaching her a more secretive word..what's your's??

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I always referred to it as 'milkies' until my son started to talk. By around 15 months he started calling it 'baboo' and that's what it's been ever since. HE picked the word. :)

Chelsea - posted on 07/28/2011

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we refer to it as mommy milk and have taught the sign for milk....having her sign it would be much more discrete if thats what your looking for my little one good sign milk at 6 months old so it should be easy enough to learn :)

Tanya - posted on 07/26/2011

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we just say nursing or hungry. I would say, "are you hungry? you want mommy to feed you? or now, "the baby's hungry" to my older son.

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Nichole - posted on 07/27/2011

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I've always just called it mama. When my babies are crying(from the beginning) and I'm talking to them and soothing them I just ask them if they need some Mama. I don't refer to myself as mama, I refer to myself as mommy and that's what my kids call me. But for some reason, mama, just came out. :-)

Danielle - posted on 07/26/2011

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Lmao- "gink" which is what Xander says instead of drink. I can play it off like he's asking for a drink even if I know he wants to nurse. The difference of course is that he pulls on my shirt yelling "gink, gink gink!" while signing "milk" when he wants to nurse and just wanders up and says "gink?" when he wants a sippy cup.

Jennifer - posted on 07/26/2011

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Thank you ladies very much for your comments they are all very helpful and some of them made me laugh- not in a mean way tho!!

Erika - posted on 07/26/2011

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I have a friend whose daughter called her breasts "num-num's", and so whenever she said that, my friend knew that she wanted to nurse. I thought that was pretty cute. :)

Joya - posted on 07/26/2011

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My daughter calls it "boobie juice" or just just "juice". That's the name her sisters came up with very early on and it stuck! When she first started saying it around 8 months it was ju ju. So when were at the store and she starts hollering for juice people have no idea that she wants to nurse lol.

Courtney - posted on 07/26/2011

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We somehow came up with "mama milk"! It was adorable and not as obvious as asking for "boobies" or others that are not so cute. We also used the sign for milk since she was little and she continued to use that along the way! We recently weaned at 22 months mostly because I am pregnant with her little sister! I am so excited to be able to nurse a little one again! It is such an awesome experience! Enjoy every minute! Good Luck!

Bridget - posted on 07/25/2011

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My daughter and I would use sign language. I taught her the sign for Milk which is opening and closing your hand like you are milking a cow. You can google "how to sign milk" and see a video of it. There will still be a few people who know what you are talking about, but not many.

Bridget - posted on 07/25/2011

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My daughter and I would use sign language. I taught her the sign for Milk which is opening and closing your hand like you are milking a cow. You can google "how to sign milk" and see a video of it. There will still be a few people who know what you are talking about, but not many.

Joy - posted on 07/25/2011

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We've called it 'Mommy milk' to distinguish it from 'cow milk' for a little over a year. My daughter's 23 months. Recently she's started saying 'booby' instead, but I'm trying to discourage that - she picked that up from Daddy.

Roxana - posted on 07/24/2011

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oh yes..it works for the poopy diaper as well...lol...I guess our husbands are very much alike :)

Jennifer - posted on 07/24/2011

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Roxana! That is too funny and actually really helpful...I should have thought of that!! I am from Germany, I'll just call it "Busen"...the german word for boobie! Thx!! Hahaha, still laughing about your husband..I can't tell my hubby, he'll do the same when Heidi has a poopy diaper..lol.

Jennifer - posted on 07/24/2011

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Roxana! That is too funny and actually really helpful...I should have thought of that!! I am from Germany, I'll just call it "Busen"...the german word for boobie! Thx!! Hahaha, still laughing about your husband..I can't tell my hubby, he'll do the same when Heidi has a poopy diaper..lol.

Roxana - posted on 07/24/2011

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Im of romanian background so I call it something that in english sounds like "tztza" and it means boobie..she understood the meaning of the word around 8 months. my husbund uses it now when he wants to pass her over to me.she loves him very much and wants him to hold her and play with her but when he says tztza my DD goes nuts trying to get to mummy

Jennifer - posted on 07/19/2011

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Thx girls....I guess I just keep calling it Milk for now and see if she will give it another name at some point!! Can't wait to find out :)

Jill - posted on 07/19/2011

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My daughter started calling it "nurnie" she was trying to say nursing. And it has stuck :)

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