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What is your family's name for breastfeeding/breastmilk/boobies? I call it "boobie" right now but I'm not sure sure a toddler screaming "I want boobie Momma!" in a busy mall is all that cute.
I dunno. Maybe it is. I want to find something cute that I like before my LO is able to talk

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I am trying to get DS used to the term "Num Nums" lol
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i call it girl time...if i have a son next time, i'll probably have to change the name
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Nursies or milkies when I'm talking to her or singing about it. Booby juice when talking to adults!

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We just say nursing. For some reason all the "cutsie" names annoy me. My kids call breasts "nursers." I'll be sad when they stop.
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It is Ut-oh's in our house. DS started it. And it has now gone to ds2. Well, ds2 is only 8 months so he doesn't say it yet but that is what we are going with.
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We call it "Ninnies" It has always been the family term so I am just carrying it on.
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Cutesy names annoy me, too. We call it nursing, and I still just call my breasts... breasts. DD's not much of a talker, but she knows most body parts (for pointing) and will point and say "Bweh."
I find "boobies" mildly offensive in any context. It's too eighties-teenage-boyish for me.

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DD calls them NuNus and I call them nursers.

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Sometimes DS will say "Where's nipples?" That could be a little embarassing. But most of the time he says "I want to sit!" (like sit in a chair with me and nurse), and that's not so bad.

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We call it nay nays, because that was what his crying sounded like when he was a hungry newborn. Nay Nay! A friend's toddler calls them MeeMees.

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My little guy called them it mooka

I think he started it because he was trying to say milk.
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My daughter calls it "sit down" or "oh goodness" (she has always been so big that I say "oh goodness" as I am lifting her to switch sides).

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We call it Mama's Milk or the Boob. But everyone we hang out with regularly thought it was cute when my toddler asked for the boob!
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I call it nursies to DD. She also signs for nursing. DH calls it, "Titty!" or "Titty MIlk" I hope DD calls is nursies when she starts talking!
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We call nursing milk or milky or milkies, but breasts are breasts and nipples are nipples. Now, tell me why nipple is so so funny to an 18month old without the social context for it? Must just sound funny I guess.
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I call it mommy milk, but DS calls it boo-boo.

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We call it nursing. Why would you want to make up another term?
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we call it titty-time : (I know, I know) but DH came up with that one....

I've got to come up with another name before DS really starts talking!

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Mostly nursing.....i sometimes say "magical boob juice" which i read on here and thought was SOOOOOO ridiculous so then i started saying it b/c dp thought it was painfully embarrassing and now I can't stop.... if ds falls or something i might say "he needs magical boob juice!"

I sign milk, sometimes, but then I can't tell if he wants to nurse or is waving.
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We call it Num-ah because that's how it sounds when a grunty little baby like mine eats.

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We called it nursies w/ ds1, milkies w/ dd, and both w/ ds2. We also call it booby sammich because he holds the breast like a sandwich.

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I call it mama milk, but my 2 year old DS calls it "boo", or "mohr boo peez".
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DD is fascinated with nipples right now- Dad's, mine, brothers, half-naked cousins....
She doesn't call nursing anything yet, but she signs "more" and leans her head sideways or lays down in my lap. I call it nursing so she probably will too.
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My daughter calls it "sit down" or "oh goodness" (she has always been so big that I say "oh goodness" as I am lifting her to switch sides).

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I ask "Want a nippy?" or "Want some milk?"

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I call it nursing so she probably will too.
with my first son, i was very consistent with calling it nursing because i wasn't really into all the cutesy names for it. he ended up calling it "side" (as in, "which side? this side? do you want to switch sides?") anyway! i guess i was definitely consistent enough-- just not with the term that i thought i was being consistent enough with!

with my second son, now almost 14 months old, "nursing" morphed into "nursies" (guess living with all those toddler pronunciations wore me down or something), and he seems to have pretty much settled on calling it "meemee", which i can't help but reinforce because he just sounds so darned cute!

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My daughter calls it "sit down" or "oh goodness" (she has always been so big that I say "oh goodness" as I am lifting her to switch sides).

-Vijay
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That's soooo me too.

I've been trying to call it "nursies" lately with DS who is almost 1. We called it boobies before but I don't want him picking that up.

A friend's baby calls it "this", as in "do you want some of this?" She'll gently pat her mom's shirt and say "dis?" VERY cute.
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We've always called it nursing or "Do you want some nurnies?" but dd calls it nie-nie, which I'm OK with. It's sweet
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With DS1, "mee-mees" was popular with our friends/nurslings, but he called it 'flips', as in 'flip me to the other side'; another friend called it "sidey"

DS2 called it "nur-nurs"... which, when shouted in Target can be a little attention-getting! LOL!

I tend to say nur-nurs or mama milk; DH has started calling it Magic Mama Juice this time around with dd; not sure what will stick when she gets old enough to say...
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