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post #41 of 71

Nippie. As in, "would you like some nippie?" I've accidentally said it out in public before. No biggie, my pride was left in the hospital room. I'm just waiting for when he starts talking and yells "NIPPPIIIEEEE!" in front of a bunch of people, lol.

post #42 of 71

DD 1 was "ies" as in "boobies". DD # 2 is "booby". Like the rest of you, there were times where I wished we had chosen a more subtle name.  :eyesroll :rotflmao  

post #43 of 71

We just call it nursing, most of the time - "Do you want to nurse?" But sometimes we ask him if he wants "milks". No idea why/how it became plural. DS has recently taken to wailing/babbling either "mimimimimimimimi" or "mimomimimomimomimo" when he wants to nurse. At first I thought he was just saying mom, but I've since realized he's saying his version of milk. When he actually says mom (a word he only recently learned - he had to figure out "ball", "dog", "blueberry", "book", "daddy", and several other more important words first :p), it never has the "ee" sound in it, like milk does.

post #44 of 71
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Originally Posted by monkeyscience View Post
 

We just call it nursing, most of the time - "Do you want to nurse?" But sometimes we ask him if he wants "milks". No idea why/how it became plural.

Because there's two of them! :twins

 

An embarrassing story. At one point, when my youngest was then  around just turning 1 year old she was saying, "Mina Mina!" to nurse, I told my husband, "I think she's trying to say, "nummy" sideways," He immediately corrected me by saying, "No, every time she asks to nurse when you're up and around you say, "in a minute." She's trying to say, "In a minute!"

 

OMG. I was so ashamed. duh.gif  My poor toddler put on the back burner because I was cooking or dealing with her siblings. The trials of having to be "the caboose."

 

All my kids were like Pavlov's dogs when I would get on the phone with a client. I'd answer and they'd be on my lap lifting my shirt in a moment! "She's a captive audience. She can't move, I'll move in and she can't tell me to wait!" I'm sure my kids all thought this, because I tend to move around a lot, but sit still when talking to clients, and they knew that from a young age.

post #45 of 71

We call it either "mama milk," "milkies," or some times just "milk."  These all started with my first and we've just stuck with that for the second.  DD1 is 3 and self-weaned some time ago.  Now she likes to tell me that her 10-month old brother needs "mama milk" and she needs "Avery milk" (cow, almond, soy, coconut, etc).  As I'm typing this she asked for "Avery milk."  I asked what that meant and was told "it's in the refrigerator."  When I asked where her brother's milk was, I was told "in my mom's boobs."  :p

post #46 of 71

DS1 calls my breasts "moots" because they make "mama moot".  We (as in DH and I) called it mama milk and when he was a young toddler he pronounced milk "moot".  So that stuck and when he wants to nurse he still asks for "moot" or "mama moot".  I remember once going into Victoria Secret when he was about maybe 2 years old.  He looked around, got this look on his face, and said "mooooots" :rotflmao 

 

He also calls his favored side "the front" and his less favorite side "the back".  And, now that I'm tandem nursing sometimes I will give him the empty side if I know his brother will need to nurse soon.  When that happens sometimes he will stop nursing, look at me, and say "This one only has bubbles".

post #47 of 71
Lmbo!!! I got a kick outta that PP
post #48 of 71

Meimei's (pronounced May-may) My first daughter Ada came up with this name for breastfeeding. As a three year old, she used it as a name for one of our chickens. Our youngest Helen at 2.5 is still nursing and asking for MeiMei's. 

post #49 of 71

We call it boobie "do you need some boobie?".  My non-biological 4 year old call it milk-things "I think she needs your milk things!!!"

post #50 of 71

My daughter always called it "the boob."

post #51 of 71

My little lady (15 months) calls it "gickies," which is her version of "milkies."  She can definitely say "milkies," but she's so used to calling it gickies that it just stuck.  I love it!!

post #52 of 71
My DD went through a phase where she would yell "I WANT NIPPLE!" Then she graduated to "I want milk".

My DS will just say "I want milk. YOUR Milk! "
post #53 of 71
We call it "milkies." Sometimes singular or plural, depending on context. DD (14mos) has said "mil" (like MEAL), so that may be what she intends to call it also. I just love when she attacks me, furiously signing "milk" and trying to move my shirt to find the Milkies. She's so intense, it's funny. :-)
post #54 of 71
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He also calls his favored side "the front" and his less favorite side "the back".  And, now that I'm tandem nursing sometimes I will give him the empty side if I know his brother will need to nurse soon.  When that happens sometimes he will stop nursing, look at me, and say "This one only has bubbles".

Best thing I've read all day!  blueman.gif

post #55 of 71
DS is almost 2 and he calls it 'millllhh' while signing vigorously, often simultaneously pulling up my shirt. Also, he has learned the word for bra and says, 'bra off, please'. He differentiates by specifying 'cow milk' if he's talking about other kinds of milk. And during nursing after a couple of minutes he always says 'swis sies' and switches to the other side. We easily 'swis sies' six or seven times a nursing session.
post #56 of 71

Before she could speak, she would make a sucking sound, but later on she called it "milk milk". 

post #57 of 71

Oh, the sucking sound! I guess that's what it would be called... DS began making that noise to signal that he wanted to nurse when he was preverbal. He would move his tongue the same way he does when nursing, and it made the funniest clicky kind of noise. I forgot about that. He did it involuntarily when he was very small and just about to latch on, but a few months later it seemed pretty clear to me he was doing it on purpose to tell me he wanted to nurse.

post #58 of 71

The very first time my son mentioned nursing, he called it "bob." Now, though, he calls them the "boofs." "Boof, please!"

post #59 of 71
My son called nursing "snacky". It was subtle enough that we would ask him in public and no one truly knew what a special request it was. It makes my heart melt to think back on it now.
post #60 of 71
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Originally Posted by nstewart View Post
He also calls his favored side "the front" and his less favorite side "the back".  And, now that I'm tandem nursing sometimes I will give him the empty side if I know his brother will need to nurse soon.  When that happens sometimes he will stop nursing, look at me, and say "This one only has bubbles".

:lol I have a "chocolate" and "vanilla" side, due some skin pigmentation changes that occurred during pregnancy (and which the doctor informed me yesterday are most likely permanent :irked). But that's really a joke for dh and me, ds is still too young to have any clue.

 

And yes, similar to what someone else mentioned, he also comes, looks me right in the eye, and starts curling and moving his tongue in his open mouth, like he's already so excited about nursing he can't help but pretend he's already doing it!

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