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My daughter has chosen what I believe to be a wonderful word for nursing, and for her Mama's milk. She says "Nilk" as both a verb and a noun. She refers to the stuff in the fridge that comes out of cows (or goats, or soy beans, etc) as "Milk". "Nilk" is rather direct, if you're in the know, but also just different enough that strangers who might be squeamish about breastfeeding toddlers wont sort it out immediately (however, I'm sure her pawing at my chest will : )<br><br>
What word does your toddler use?<br><br>
My friend and her family use the term "boobie" with their 7 week old daughter. It's adorable now, but how will it sound hollered by a frustrated toddler in the supermarket a year from now? Would you mention this eventuality to her? Or leave them to sort it out themselves? We're very close and she has relied on my heavily for information and problem solving during her pregnancy and now as a mother. I dont want to sculpt her to much, or affect her instincts more than I already have.
 

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Gee. ("G" as in goat.) She's just always said that! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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"Milkies. I want milkies. I need milkies."<br><br>
But for cereal, she wants "milk, wice milk," from the fridge.<br><br>
Does that help? She also asks to visit the kids at "nursey group", LLL.<br><br>
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DD calls it milk, but it comes out "Mewk". She says the same thing for cow/goat/rice milk.<br><br>
DS called it "nurse" but it came out "noyit" so it really was not obivious at all!<br><br>
I don't see anything wrong with gently bringing up the subject to your friend. It could certainly be something she hasn't thought of yet.
 

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My ds has always said boobie milk or mommy milk. When he got old enough for solids he started calling cow's milk "mook" because it's not real milk like mine!
 

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My first came up with "numanee" - we have no idea where that came from, but is was cute, so we went with it. Sometimes shortened to "nummy" which is more familiar, I think. So that is what we have used with all our girls. Outsiders sometimes have thought it had to do with "night-night" and that she was ready to go to sleep, and we didn't always correct that!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br>
My little one now, closing on two, is very definite when she asks - she will say, "Nummy couch!" or "Nummy bed!" and I am meant to nurse her in that place. She will also, when we are done, go to someone (like Daddy, or MIL yesterday!) and say, "Nummy bed." meaning, "I just spent some time nursing with mommy on the bed."<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
My middle daughter eventually (before she weaned at 3) began saying "Nurse" and even that was a little much in certain situations, so I would definitely caution her about "boobie" - just say the subject came up here (no need to say who started the thread!) and that babies yelling their word comes faster than you might imagine, and can, if not well chosen, prove very embarrassing!!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">: Num nums
 

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DD tries to say "milk" but it doesn't come out quite right. But she signs "milk" very well (moving hand like milking a cow)! I like that--it's quiet and subtle. When she's really trying to get my attention, she might do the sign really big and fast, which looks like her pumping her whole arm up and down!
 

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We're not very original....DD1 and DD2 called it milkies, but with DS for some reason I just started saying nursie so that's what he understands - when I say, "Do you want nursies?" he runs right over and jumps in my lap - but DD2 still prefers to call it milkies. I really don't know why I switched - I think I like nursies because it's more direct or something, maybe milkies starting sounding to me like I was somehow "disguising" what I was talking about? I don't know.
 

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DS calls it "milkies," but does the sign for "milk" when he wants to nurse. He doesn't say it verbally yet. My mom thinks it is absolutely hillarious and cute. I do too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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NINNY. This is what I called it as a baby/toddler too. Most kiddo's in my family have used this term. Don't have a clue who started it or why it was chosen.....
 

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"Deedees!!!!"
 

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Beebees. I was asking her if she wanted "boobies", and when she started to speak, "boobies" came out as "beebees". So that's what we used, "beebees". DD knows, and occasionally uses, "boobies" and "nurse". If she's really tired, she always uses "beebees".
 

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For a while now my almost-1-yo has been saying "mummummum" when she wants to nurse. I don't think we realized that's what she as saying, and we though she was saying Mamama, but nope, I'm pretty sure mummummum is milk. I just calling it nursing, or ask if she wants some milk.
 

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We say boobie, that's what dd said when she started talking. It never bothered me to have her say it in public. I don't think I would bring it up with a friend.<br><br>
Right now, ds doesn't talk a whole lot. When he wants to nurse, he points at my boobs, says, "That!" and starts panting like a puppy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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At first she signed "milk."<br><br>
Then would say "comfy milk."<br><br>
Then would say either ",ilk" or "leche" or "nurse."<br><br>
Now we've gone back to the signing -- it is more discreet.<br><br>
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wummy milk. she can't say "y", so it comes out wummy.<br><br>
i once offered her a milk at the store, one of the smaller ones...and she yelled out, "no, i want the WUMMY milk, that comes from your great big BOOBIES!"<br><br>
yeah...that was interesting.
 

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It's "boob peas" every time....I could just kill my husband! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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My DS actually clicks his tongue and sometimes tugs at my shirt. When I ask him, it's in spanish : "Quieres chi chi?" and he smiles.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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