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    Smile What word do you use for nursing?

    I really need to stop calling nursing "boobies"! What are some other words that can be used for nursing? My LO is only four months old now, but I'm looking for something that will work well during the toddler years too. Thanks!

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    Default Re: What word do you use for nursing?

    You may find your LO invents their own. For my DS, they were "eyes" for a while, because they look like eyes!!!!!

    I could never kick the "boobies" habit myself, as much as I tried...

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    Default Re: What word do you use for nursing?

    i just call it "milk" most of the time, sometimes "nurse". i realized the other day maybe we need to differentiate mom-milk from kitchen-milk/cow-milk (as a friend's kid called them).

    another friend's baby came up with the term "more", probably because she (mama) always asked, "do you want more?"
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    Default Re: What word do you use for nursing?

    DD calls them nursies. She is always very vocal to make sure she gets, "both nursies!"

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    Default Re: What word do you use for nursing?

    Pupple. The word was DD1's invention.
    Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
    Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"

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    Default Re: What word do you use for nursing?

    We just say milk and use the sign. He's not verbal enough for his own word yet.

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    Default Re: What word do you use for nursing?

    #1 called them ma-milks
    #2 I call it ma-milks or ma-ma
    They can also learn sign language to make the sign for milk.
    Proud mom of 2:
    DD 5/2008 nursed for 3 years and 3 months.
    DS born 8/2011 nursing like a champ

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    Default Re: What word do you use for nursing?

    We used "nurse"/"nursing"/"milk". And "breasts"--but that's mainly because I'm not really a nickname person, so "boobs" or "boobies" didn't work for me.

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    Default Re: What word do you use for nursing?

    She is only 27 weeks old but from the get go, I said "do you want num num num?" And now she knows. I made a big deal when I said it. I think we will refer to it as mamas milk, nursing or num nums. Time and DD will decide
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    Default Re: What word do you use for nursing?

    We used "milky". As my son got older it has become "mama's milky/mama's milk". My kids call milk from the fridge "cow's milk/plain milk". On a side note this may not be great once they talk either. He loves to tell anyone who will listen that he drinks mama's milk at our house and at grandama's house, and that the baby drinks mama's milk everywhere.

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