Do you and your children have a name for nursing?

Frances - posted on 02/20/2010 ( 81 moms have responded )

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my little ones were brought up calling it Nah nah. They would show me the sign for eating and then say it as it was an easier word to say that early.

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Vanessa - posted on 03/09/2010

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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.

Dani - posted on 03/07/2010

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LOL her daddy askes her " Ohh does my little milk face want some boobie casserole?" .

Dani - posted on 03/07/2010

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Good for you guys for BF for so long , i definitly dont think i will be able to Bf my girl once she can ask for it , ha ha , she could ask for a cup then to.

Amanda - posted on 03/01/2010

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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

Jenna - posted on 03/01/2010

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My son is six months old and although he can't talk we call it num nums and he mows exactly what we are talking about.

User - posted on 03/01/2010

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Sides, when he wants a feed he asks for sides, when he is finished he will ask for other side.

Danielle - posted on 02/27/2010

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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

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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.. :)

Sarah - posted on 02/27/2010

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My mother-in-law says that her sons would call it 'nibble.' I think thats what I'll teach my daughter as well.

Aicha - posted on 02/26/2010

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my daughter does a modifed ASL and her father calls it by the Berber word for breast which as best as I can replicate it comes out to boo boos

User - posted on 02/26/2010

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My daughter always said "num num" even as a very young infant . We ended up calling it "nummies" With my next daughter I just called it "nummies" because it seemed natural by then.

Jen - posted on 02/26/2010

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my daughter is only 6 months so she doesnt call it anything yet but my husband and I call it "boopy" or "roe beep" as in roast beef cause its her meal lol

Jodi - posted on 02/26/2010

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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

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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

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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.

Lindsay - posted on 02/26/2010

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When my baby cries, my older 3 all run up to me and say 'BJ wants some chicken. '

Brittany - posted on 02/26/2010

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we call it nuh-nuh, well my oldest son and I did and it kinda stuck with the new baby that is now 10 weeks!

Delia - posted on 02/26/2010

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My 2 year old calls it booby but she's very discreet, esp when she asks for it in public :)

Melissa - posted on 02/25/2010

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I've always called it Milk, and signed milk before my daughter started talking. She calls it Muck, or when she's being super sweet she calls it Milkah... When she wants to go to sleep it's nigh-nigh.

Vicky - posted on 02/25/2010

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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

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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!!!!"

Jennipher - posted on 02/25/2010

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boobies was mine lol! till my daughter started saying quite freely (under 1 at the time) and then she just pointed at them lol!

Sarah - posted on 02/25/2010

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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

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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

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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

Susan - posted on 02/24/2010

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Our first daughter called it bobo and, as she is 5 years old, has now taught it to our 16 month old!

Faith - posted on 02/24/2010

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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! :)

Nichole - posted on 02/24/2010

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I recently, within the past month, weened my son and he still squeezes my boobs and says ninny sometimes. I miss nursing:(

Mayueth - posted on 02/23/2010

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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

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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...

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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!

LaLasha - posted on 02/23/2010

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umm booby eating or just eating I didn't come up with any cute names for it

Justine - posted on 02/23/2010

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at 13 months my son isnt very verbal but he hugs my legs and says nahnahnah if he wants to nurse.

Kemi-Alicia - posted on 02/23/2010

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at first (7months-10 months) she just signed "milk" and now it's "moo-moo please"

Leonna - posted on 02/23/2010

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We call it "num nums" or "nummies". I also call my daughter the "num monster".

Kelly - posted on 02/23/2010

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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!!

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My 15 MTH old says NUMMIE NUMMIE NUMMIE. We call it nummies. Just recently, as she is exploring grouping sounds together...now she says NUMMIE NUMMA...I say nummies please mama in response. :)

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