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"Just for grins, I thought it'd be fun to find out what your family calls nursing and the stories behind it.<br>
We call it "Bootah". My son made it up when he was around 18 months and it stuck. I like it because when I'm in the middle of a grocery store or church and he wants to nurse and is screaming "I bootah!", no one knows what he's talking about, so I get no rude looks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br>
So what's your verbage?
 

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DD1 just called it milk. DD2 likes to call it Milky. Actually, the left boob is Milky and the right boob is Purple Milky. I think when she first started to say that she meant other milky, but she said purple. It is so funny that we encouraged it, and it has stuck.
 

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At first it was just the sign for milk. For awhile that was my name. dh got called Dada and I was milk (signed) Later she called it Muk (milk)<br><br>
I'm kind of wondering what dd2 will call it. Right now she just grabs at my shirt.
 

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my oldest calls it booby, as in please the anthony's booby
 

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We call it Nunnies here. When DD was a baby a friend advised me to make up a nickname so she wouldn't be screaming for BOOBIE out in public somewhere, lol. So I started calling it nummies, kinda like that num-num sound they make when they're little & want to nurse. When she started talking she called it nunnies. And she drank nunnies til she was 3. Six months later I tried to prepare her for her new baby brother and when I talked about nursing she said, He'll drink nunnies like I did when I was a tiny baby!<br><br>
I wouldn't call 3 yrs old a tiny baby........ <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> but now that her brother is here she tells me to put him on my nunny whenever he's fussing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Milk. As in "mama, I want milk from you."
 

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Lynden calls it boo-boo. People often think he's talking about his skinned knee or a little cut under a bandaid. He doesn't talk very well yet, but one of the first things he really mastered was "Boo-boo, peas! (please)" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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MawMaw's. Kinda like momma only drawn out. DS#4 will also sign his own sign for mawmaw's. He opens his hand all spread out and points his thumb into his chest, (or mine lol<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> and says maw-maw.
 

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DS 1 called it "MAHK".<br>
DS 2 made the "milk" sign for a long time, now its<br>
"Mmmm" for milk from a cup,<br>
"Chockick Mmmm" for chocolate milk,<br>
"Candy Mmm" for the little boxes of Organic Valley vanilla milk (thanks, Grams!)<br>
and my favorite "Mama mmmmmmm!" for Mama milk.
 

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I have only one daughter who is still feding and she calls it Niping. As in "I want to nip mommy!." I like it because people don't know what shes talking about in public so we don't get weird looks<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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ds is too young to call it anything yet, but DH refers to the girls as "the globes of happiness" or just "the globes"
 

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I say, "You want some nursey?" when I think LO is ready to nurse. Other than that, we just call it 'nursing' or 'eating.'
 

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Num-nums. Nummies. Num.<br><br>
"Do you want some num?" slurp slurp slurp "Yep, num-nums are very nummy, aren't they?"<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:
 

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I call it leche. That's won't be very helpful around my Spanish-speaking inlaws, I guess, but in the general public, if it sticks, at least the whole world won't be hearing ds shout "boobies" at the top of his lungs lol.
 

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We call it dinner. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:<br><br>
Seriously, my LO is too young to say or sign anything [though I SWEAR he signs milk now when he is hungry] we just call it breakfast, lunch or dinner, depending on the time...
 

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I call it booboo. Ds doesn't talk yet, so we'll see.<br><br>
Thought I'd update this...my ds calls it boo boo now...so cute!
 

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I say nursies. She's too young to talk, but I heard another little girl say this to her mom and thought it was adorable. I'm sure Dd will come up with her own word.
 

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miss anna calls is "nay nees."
 

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I call it nursies or milkies. DD's too young to call it anything yet, though I think she's picking up on the sign for it.
 
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