So DD2 is 13mo now and my DS weaned at 14mo and DD1 didn't nurse long. She isn't weaning any time soon and I intend to let her lead the way as to when we should wean. Up until now we have always called nursing "MILKY BOOB". I just realized that eventually she will know how to talk while still nursing. I'm not sure if yelling for "MILKY BOOB" across a public place is something I really want to experience from her. Maybe I need to call it something else? So I am curious what experienced long term nursers have to say on the subject? What does your family call it? Has that become an issue once your child learned to talk?
When my oldest used to just ask for milk, but my brother once got embarrassed when he realized she wasn't talking about the stuff he had in the fridge. She was about 2 and so I said, "Let's call it M.M. for Mommy Milk," and she said, "K.K." and I said, "No, M.M." and she said, "K.K." and so that's what it became and that's what I called it with her 3 younger siblings. Only much later, that I realized, she was probably just answering me with "Okay."
so you called it KK?
Yes it became KK and also used that term with her 3 younger siblings.
My LO is 21 months. For a while she was just saying "Molk" but now she says "Mummy Milkies". I didn't really teach her that although I probably asked her if she wanted mummy milk a few times.
I started this thread some months ago, maybe you can get some more ideas from there: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1328331/for-fun-what-is-your-childs-word-for-nursing
We call it boo-boo, not sure how that happened but that's just what it is. I'm American but live in the EU in a non-English speaking environment and I often forget that in American boo-boo is a kiddie word for a small cut or scrape. I always have to giggle when I hear an American say boo-boo in that way now....because for us boo boo is a way of life, not a little cut, lol!
I always asked if DS wanted "milks" and even progressed to using the sign for "eat." He decided at 23 months to finally ask for it by saying "num-num." We just roll with it. Nobody notices it when we are in public when he asks or if I ask him if he wants milks.
In my family (with my mother) we called in "meep". I was the eldest and I think that's just how I said "milk" for awhile, and it stuck. She used it with all of my siblings, too.
I've been calling it "Mama milk" with my son. He can't talk yet so we'll see what he comes up with.
Ha ha, we call it Milky Boob too! My 15 mo can say Boob (more like "boo"). I was thinking about changing it too, lol. I like the "mommy milk" idea. Or maybe just "milky"... I probably won't change it until he can say other words better though. Its nice for him to be able to communicate "boo" to me right now, and he only really can say m, b, and p sounds right now...
DS (20 mos) sometimes signs "milk" (he used to only sign) and for the last month or so has decided on "Mamma Moot" (a mis-pronounciation of "Milk" obviously). But I like the "Moot" because it makes it more discreet! So, he either wants "mamma moot" or "moo moot" (cow milk) but you can guess which one he prefers...
I love all these nicknames! Thanks for sharing. I'm still trying to teach DD the sign for milk but she will only do it if I help her with her hand.