I find it so interesting when I hear my friends have such different names for nursing. I imagine we have a huge number of different terms for it here at Mothering where breastfeeding is the norm. We always called it "ninna". What is your word for nursing?
What is your word for nursing?
Booby. As in "do you want some booby?" and "we're going upstairs to have booby". Not sure how we got to that, but there it is. Admittedly there have been times when I wished we called it something a little more subtle....like when we're out and about and my breaking-down toddler wails "I want some BOOOOOOOBY!!!!!!"
I guess I'm just really boring. I always just asked them if they wanted to nurse. Sometimes with this babe (DD3) it gets a bit cutesy and I ask her if she wants to nursey. That's about it.
DD1 made a nnnnnn kind of sound before she could talk, and then said nurse pretty clearly once she could. DD2 never had a noise, and it seemed like she could clearly ask to nurse since forever. That can't be true, though. Just a false memory.
"nana" <3 and Iove it. It started with me say nurse - wa" do you want to have a nurse" he started calling it Nana . Ive only heard one other child say that its funny it was this amazing friend (I still have) and we clicked right away so much like eachother it was strange. Then Soren (1 1/2 at the time) said nana and her mouth dropped. her son said that too aweeeee. friends for life
Most of my kids called it "Nummies" or "Num Num." My youngest had the most words for it, she was very verbal very early (all my kids were) at around 7-9 months, it was "OOOHM- BAH!" at around a year she was calling it, "ONE!" because I would ask her, "Do you want the other one?" Then it became "Nummies" because that's what we all called it. (Capitalized because she usually yelled it.)
My middle one was about 8 months old and called it "Laddle-laddle." I think it was the mouth movement she would make when she nursed. (Try and say the word and you'll understand.) Then it became "Num Num." My oldest called it "Muck" for a while, but we changed it to "Num Num" for privacy's sake.
I remember my nephew was nearly 3, and we were waiting for our food in a restaurant. His food wasn't coming and he finally got upset, looked right at his Mama and yelled, "I want Nummies and I want them right now!" Of course, people thought he was talking about food. His Mama just slipped him under her shirt and he was able to stave off his hunger until our Denny's waitress got around to getting our food to us.