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post #1 of 76
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Around here it's "boo-boo". orngtongue.gif

post #2 of 76

ba-baa's

post #3 of 76

Just "mama milk".  This was years ago.  It wasn't until she was nearly 2.5 when I learned that name was just for my right breast, which I always started her on because otherwise she would never nurse on it (picky picky picky!)

 

I was getting out of the shower, and she pointed to my breasts and said "That one is 'mama milk'.  The long one is 'turnaround'."  biglaugh.gif

 

 

post #4 of 76

baba. which I hate. it started out a-ba, but when I started working and she was getting bottles every day they melded together greensad.gif

post #5 of 76

Boo-ba smile.gif

post #6 of 76

My little guy signs "milk". My favorite thing right now is that he calls me by that sign too. "Milk" means that he wants to nurse, and "milk" followed by a pat of Mama's chest or arm or leg (depending on where he is) means "Mama". love.gif

post #7 of 76

He used to sign for it. Then it was "mama," now "Mama-milk," as distinct from "cow-milk."  And switching breasts is "other side."  

I've been working toward cutting back to just mornings and bedtime, and I've been emphasizing "sleepy time.No mama-milk until the sun comes up."  So today was a rainy day, and in the car I started talking about, "Maybe the sun will come out later."  And he perks up . . ."Mama-milk?  Sun come out?  Mama-milk?"  Must be more careful how I phrase things.  :)

post #8 of 76
She started by signing milk. Now when she wants to nurse she says Boob! I blame my husband for saying mmmm boob to her whenever she was nursing. She also knows the sign for breastfeed but it's s recent acquisition and doesn't get used much, and she can say nurse but prefers Boob! (I swear she says it with the capital letter!)
post #9 of 76

Bum bum. NO IDEA how we came up with it, but thats what he called it from the time he was just starting to talk. We never called it "num nums" or anything similar to that so why he calls them bum bums will remain a mystery.(dd called them nursies so that was the most frequent nickname he would have heard) 

post #10 of 76

na-nas here.  We inherited dh's family's nickname, nummies, which ds says sometimes, but mostly it's na-nas. 

post #11 of 76
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Originally Posted by SweetSilver View Post

Just "mama milk".  This was years ago.  It wasn't until she was nearly 2.5 when I learned that name was just for my right breast, which I always started her on because otherwise she would never nurse on it (picky picky picky!)

 

I was getting out of the shower, and she pointed to my breasts and said "That one is 'mama milk'.  The long one is 'turnaround'."  biglaugh.gif

 

 



oh thank you, that was the best laugh i have had in a good while!



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Originally Posted by PatioGardener View Post

My little guy signs "milk". My favorite thing right now is that he calls me by that sign too. "Milk" means that he wants to nurse, and "milk" followed by a pat of Mama's chest or arm or leg (depending on where he is) means "Mama". love.gif

how old was your LO when he learned to sign for milk?
 

 

 

 

if they learn what they hear, im going to have my twins walking around asking for "more booby juice please!"

post #12 of 76

No cutesy terms here.  My son just calls it 'nurse' (used to be more like 'durse').  To be specific, it's "up an' nurse" now, and sometimes "more up an' nurse".  That one just started a couple days ago when he asked to nurse five minutes after finishing and I asked him "You want more 'up an' nurse'?"  When he wants to switch sides it's "that one" or "other one". 

post #13 of 76

My son called it bobby. And than come to find out bobby is a english term for boob??? Am i right on this?

I really believe my son is an old soul lol. No idea where he came up with the term as I do not use the word boob. DD called it that too since he did

Mommy bobby. So sweet. He is 8 now and no longer nursing.

post #14 of 76
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how old was your LO when he learned to sign for milk?
 

 

I started to sign "milk" to him every time we nursed and he was awake around 4 months. He started around 6 months, and became consistent around 9 months. Now he's 15 months and will even look up and tell me his sign "milk" while he is nursing (with a grin!)

post #15 of 76

I think he started signing it around 12 or 13 months.  

post #16 of 76

"May-no."  No idea why.

 

He used to sign by opening and closing his little fingers, but that's gone by the wayside.  He is 17 months.

post #17 of 76

DD's word was "ninite!" because I was always telling her "Okay, in a minute!!"

post #18 of 76

my ds calls it mimi :)

post #19 of 76

My son calls it "geekies" I guess that was his version of milkies which is what I called it. but 2 years later (he is 3 now) he still calls it geekies..I wonder what the new baby will call it when she is old enough?

 

ETA: I always thought it was his word for breastfeeding but recently found out it is his word for breasts. We were watching a birth video and the woman was naked and he said "wow look at those geekies!" lol.gif

post #20 of 76

My 14-month-old daughter just gives this "a-hem" cough, twice, like an "excuse me" type cough--she's been doing that for a long time. Often accompanied by a firm tug on the shirt. Sometimes she adds "na na na."

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