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I keep hearing all these different terms our kids call nursing, and I am guessing each has started somewhere and evolved... I would love to hear the stories of the evolution of your childs term of endearment for nursing.<br>
I have one friend and her son calls it nurnies. It's a fun name I think. Kyra calls is boo (booba) for now. It is still evolving.
 

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What a cute idea Andrea!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
My dd calls it "mai mai" (like may). When she was a baby she didn't talk very much. She would just bat her eyes and people would jump to serve her. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes"> So for a very long time one of the only things she said besides mama was "me." She would say "me" if she wanted something or ask "me?" if she could have something. So every time she wanted to nurse she'd say, "me? me?" So it became mimis but somehow it evolved into mai mais. Now it's mai mai permanently for the whole fam.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Our term is pretty simple and maybe not all that original but anything coming from a childs mouth is cute (well....so far anyway <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> ). I used to ask ds if he wanted "mama's milk" and now he just asks for "milk" followed by a pleeease and a very quick thank you (sounds like bank bew - way too cute!). So now we have "milk" and "milk in a cup" for the small amount of milk he gets in a cup.
 

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Ds for the longest time simply pointed, or better yet grabbed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
For a time he said "Ba" and pointed. One in a while he has said "boo". He is 15 months now and the main thing he says now is "mioo" for milk.
 

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DS in the earlier days when saying he's first word would call it "mapa"..I guess short for asking "mama" I want "papa"..papa meaning food in spanish..then it changed to Abu" or Aboo" for the word Booby..that's what every calls it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> now..
 

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It is "lo lo" for us. I was reading an article once about a mom who said she never had a name so her daughter called it "boobie milk." She had not planned to be an ebfer so never thought much about it. Once out w/ her 2plus yr old who said loudly "mama, I want boobie milk" she regretted not ever having a better name. I told my dh and he decided he liked "lo lo'' as it is a term used in French for milk for children. Since he speaks French, it seemed cute. We used it all along and ds took to it.
 

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My ds uses the term "side" as in "Want more side!". It evolved from me saying "other side" when we switched. Now he'll point and say "this side" or "that side". He will once in a while say "nurse" but "side" has become our most used family term for nursing.
 

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liam calls it "nummies," which i guess is pretty common. i'm not really sure why, but i started calling it that from the beginning. i would talk to him while he nursed saying things like "oh, isn't that nummy!" when he started talking, he would say "nuhnuh" and then eventually it evolved to "nunnies." i started calling it that too, but then one day he told me he was a "big boy" and "nunnies were for babies" and he wanted "nuMMies" instead! :LOL rhiannon has just started saying "nahnah" while making the milk sign when she wants to nurse. it's so cute <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> .
 

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Avner says 'nyo-nyo' and makes the milk sign. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Zachary, almost 4, simply asks to nurse.<br><br>
His little sister, Haley, almost 2, can't quite say "nurse" so it's usually, "Peese mertz?" or "Peese merch?" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Samuel calls it na na's. He had started calling it nursies, but I decided I wanted something a bit more coded, so I called it na na and it's just stuck (good for the times he cries it out in church--wouldn't all the old ladies just die!?) Friends and family who don't know we still nurse just think he's asking to go night-night, which is usually what happens anyway...
 

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My girls both weaned early. They would just pull up my shirt! But my dh had two names for it 'the feed bag' (gee, thanks honey) or 'boob-a-licious'(which I liked better). My friends thought is was hilarious, of course none of them had kids yet.
 

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Booba in hebrew means dolly...that's cute!<br><br>
My dd used to say "sides" but now she settled on "uddew side" (other side). It's the cutest.<br><br>
She said her first full sentence about 3 weeks ago. We were eating lunch, she stood up with her mouth full of lasagnia and said "all done lunch, uddew side!" It was too cute!!<br><br>
The best I"ve heard was from a book (can't remember which). Her 4 yr old called it "all done" (from being asked that when she was done :LOL ). Well, they were in the market checking out and her daughter started asking, quite loudly for "all done!". Another mom passed her and said, "my son also asks me constantly when I'll be done, etc.". If she only knew...
 

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We call it "num-nums" at my house. Thank goodness that Dr. Sears recommended a "code-word" for kids to shout in public, LOL! I just called it that from birth, and it stuck.<br><br>
And my DD doesn't believe it's milk in there, either. She started calling it "num-num soup" after she started liking hot soup. I guess because it's warm and yummy, LOL! "Milk", to her, is the stuff out of a jug.<br><br>
Fun thread!<br><br>
Best,<br>
Nichole<br>
mom to Marlena born 4/15/2002
 

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My DD Tori called it "Boppy" after her Boppy pillow that we always used. I didn't want her to be one of the children that ran into a room and yelled out "hey mom, I want so boob now..." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes">: In fact she still refers to my breasts as "boopy". Today when I got out of the shower I was sitting down drying my hair and hadn't gotten dressed yet, she came over to me, pointed to my breasts and said very solemnly "Boppy" and then smiled really sweetly. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> She then pointed to the right one and said "this one is Jack's boppy" and then pointed at my left one and said "this one is Tori's boppy". She weaned over 8 months ago (and she still refers to it fondly <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> ) and Jack weaned 2 months ago when my supply diminished to nothing with this pregnancy. Jack weaned before he had an actual name for it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/guilty.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="guilty"> we just refered to it as "Boppy". Well... sometimes my DH would bring Jack to me and say "Hey mom, want to hook us up with a little boob-age? The boy needs a little topping off.." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shake.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shake"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shake.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shake"> :LOL :LOL
 

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I always asked my daughter "Do you want to eat?" when she was an infant. One of her first words was "Eeeeet?" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> When she was just over a year old, she decided that only the right one was worth eating from, because it had a lot more milk. So she named it Eats, and the other one Milks. Now she will ask me for Eats and Milks, or just say "Mommy, could you nurse me (on the couch/on the chair/in the big bed/on my small bed...)?" I don't really mind if everyone knows what she wants. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Ds, 18 mos, calls it beuf (sounds like hoof). He started out simply patting my breast and getting a sweet grin on his face and saying vvvvvvv. Then that morphed into bvvvv and now 'beuf' which he's used for several months now. It's so interesting that he came up with this word on his own.
 

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I have always called nursing, having nummies. From this my dd, 15m, will say "me!, me!" and grab her own shirt! She also says "mmmmmmm! me! me! mmmmmmm!" and jumps up and down <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bouncy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bouncy"> and get allexcited and laughes, she's so funny!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biggrinbounce.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bgbounce"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/toddler.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="toddler">:<br>
Lately, I say let's nurse, or let's sit in the parlor and nurse, and she knows where to go or says 'me me' all excited! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">:
 

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Now it's "nurse". This has confused more than one friendly stranger! They think she's talking about nruses, as in medical personnel.<br><br>
Was "nee-nee". This is because she used to say just the ends of words, and since nursing ends in a sound that is a bit like "nee", it stuck.<br><br>
Before that was the sign for milk.
 
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