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to hate the term "booby juice" and other BF equivalents?

(86 Posts)
Madmum24 Tue 19-Mar-13 08:31:47

What's wrong with calling breast milk breast milk? There seems to be an obsession with giving it a crunchy (hate that term as well), hip alternative name. Recent ones include:

boob/y juice
mummy milk
vanilla lemonade (WTH!?)

Am I alone on this? (BTW I am very pro BF, just don't see the need to give funky names for it)

Heartbeep Tue 19-Mar-13 19:05:42

i have a friend who refers to her 'friends from the boob group' took a while for me to realise she was referring to people she met at a Breastfeeding group.

i was too scared to ask what the boob group involved!

Kveta Tue 19-Mar-13 18:57:53

DS used to call it 'bilk' which was cute, but now it's 'feeding milk' for DD, and he drinks 'cow's milk' from a cup.

Booby juice is grim, as are any references to udders or titties.

DrCoconut Tue 19-Mar-13 18:57:20

DS2 calls it booby. You know when he's tired because he starts to whine for booby and it's kind of mixed into other words so he might ask for "stai-ooby" which is go upstairs and have his nighttime feed!

honeytea Tue 19-Mar-13 18:37:35

I looked after a little boy who kept asking me for "booby juice" I spoke to his mum when she came home and said I didn't realise he was still breastfeeding and did she want me to give him some expressed milk, it turns out he stopped breastfeeding at 6 months and he was actually asking for "blueberry juice."

My ds is only 3 months old so his way of asking for milk is headbutting the shoulder of whoever is holding him. DP calls my boob "the milk bar" and when I feed Ds dp sayd "the milk bar is open" I must tell him to stop before ds picks it up and copies him!

smegley Tue 19-Mar-13 17:46:30

i love breastaurant!
hate all other terms though, we just call it milk and baby dancing is truly vile!

StuntGirl Tue 19-Mar-13 17:32:39

I only have two friends with kids on fb - I swear to god if either ever upload a picture of a shit in a potty I WILL delete. What the hell is wrong with people?!

Dannilion Tue 19-Mar-13 17:30:05

Don't get me started on potty training details on fb.

I have honestly witnessed photo uploads of a proud fathers DS's first bowel movements in a potty.

MummyPig24 Tue 19-Mar-13 16:05:29

Really can't believe people call having sex "baby dancing", that's just disgustingly twee. Loving "breastaurant" haha!

Lora1982 Tue 19-Mar-13 15:04:51

Im liking brestaurant but i for some reason hate the word breast so i use dinz but im considering using purples' nips.com, got to keep with the times!

TheJoeufulPuddlejumper Tue 19-Mar-13 15:01:11

3yo DD calls it mummy milk because it's different to cow milk. 14mo DS just calls it "Miiiiih" with much pointing. grin I just call it my milk.

I wouldn't defriend anyone who used any of the other terms, but I would take the piss out of them!

ICBINEG Tue 19-Mar-13 14:56:59

loving the 'breastaurant'.

Also had a friend with twins who referred to his wife as 'becoming ambi-breastrous' which apparently meant able to feed simultaneously from both breasts.

maddening Tue 19-Mar-13 14:53:17

I say mummymilk to ds. I say cowmilk for cow's milk. He says miiiiiiii smile

xigris Tue 19-Mar-13 14:51:30

I reckon people who "baby dance" probably have those "powered by fairy dust" signs in their car (vom)

ArseAche Tue 19-Mar-13 14:47:22

Do an advance search on MN with babydancing - one word.

Tis vomworthy

xigris Tue 19-Mar-13 14:41:44

Baby dancing? For shagging? Oh dear God. MrsJay we may need considerably bigger sick bags. Chairman yes, I did very strongly consider de-friending the "MummyMilk" offender! grin

MummyPig24 Tue 19-Mar-13 14:23:36

Omg tit monster! Yuk.

MummyPig24 Tue 19-Mar-13 14:19:30

Yanbu, hate "booby juice" or "having boob". We just called it "milk". I don't mind "mummy milk" so much but much prefer plain old "milk"!

and how 'raw woman' you feel when you are lactating.... PML at that one! Er, no. I must be doing it wrong.

abbyfromoz Tue 19-Mar-13 14:00:10

Sooo true landoftute... My sister is one of these that talks about her 2 ds bowl movements- among other things! Unfortunately can't just 'unfriend' her! She also posts comments on my wall about the size of my 'big milkers' and how 'raw woman' you feel when you are lactating.... Yes... For real. Can anyone say 'public forum'???

Molehillmountain Tue 19-Mar-13 13:59:21

I do wonder why people seem to think that fb is a totally different universe to real life though. If people said half the stuff they post there in an actual conversation they'd have no friends left to talk to. Or at least not me!

Molehillmountain Tue 19-Mar-13 13:57:32

Yanbu. I can't see any reason to call it anything other than milk. If I get to the point where I have a child who drinks both I guess I'd say cows milk. Third bf child/toddler in and it's not been an issue. However, those who know me irl would probably argue that my ridiculous nicknames for my children give me very little moral high ground to occupy blush

LandofTute Tue 19-Mar-13 13:19:16

I think reading on FB about mumma's milka pales into insignificance compared to people writing in detail on FB about the poos their toddler has done in the potty.

Dannilion Tue 19-Mar-13 13:15:48

YANBU.

A girl on FB wrote the other day "8 w/o DD has gained x amount of lbs since birth, she loves mummas milka!" (obviously a twee name she has given as as I highly doubt her DD is talking at 8 weeks).

To which someone else replied "Yeah booby juice is the best, DS is a total tit monster!"

Vom. Instant deletion.

How about "dining at my breastaurant"?

Points for word play, but...yeah.

BeeBopDingALing Tue 19-Mar-13 12:58:06

YANBU those names are a bit creepy imo. Nothing wrong with milk.

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