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)

Crawling Tue 19-Mar-13 08:32:39


pigletmania Tue 19-Mar-13 08:34:09

Yanbu it's breastmilk. What you use with your lo is between you, but in conversation it's a bit cringeworthy

DefiniteMaybe Tue 19-Mar-13 08:35:56

Yanbu in our house it is milk. Cows milk is cow milk.

yanbu about boob juice, it feels odd for a child to say that, it's not juice, and boob isn't a word I like hearing a toddler say, they can wait until school to learn slang. But mummy milk is what it it's to them!

Vanilla lemonade I have never heard, and would probably "wtf?!" If I heard somebody use it!

We have 'milk' and 'milk in a cup'

BigRedBox Tue 19-Mar-13 08:44:02

One of my friend's dad used to call it "getting on the tit express" about his own daughter breastfeeding. I thought it was a hideous and quite demeaning term.

pigletmania Tue 19-Mar-13 08:45:12

Ewww bigred tats horrid

MummyNoName Tue 19-Mar-13 08:52:37

When trying to get dc on to ff and dc was having none of it, completely refused, my gran said,
" why would dc drink wine when dc can have champagne!"

Quite liked that term tbh

MrsHoarder Tue 19-Mar-13 08:54:01

At home we have milky mummy snuggles, but not around non-family adults. Around other adults he's breastfed, no cutsey names.

dadofnone Tue 19-Mar-13 08:58:01

I've never heard these terms and it wasn't refered to as anything apart from 'ds needs his feed'. Or ' just feeding DH's or similar.
Mind you the bf was finished before they could talk so there was never any cringe moments where they would be asking for a'boob'

CitrusyOne Tue 19-Mar-13 08:59:19

I don't mind 'mummy milk', don't like 'booby juice' and on a (tenuously) related matter become incandescent with rage when my parents refer to DD's dummy as her 'titty', although I ,are the mistake of asking them if they could call it a dummy and now they overdo the titty and refuse to use dummy. angry

silverten Tue 19-Mar-13 09:04:05

You'd hate us then. We call it bitty!

CitrusyOne Tue 19-Mar-13 09:06:24

I made the mistake.

Baby has learnt that ipad has a touch screen. As if I didn't have enough trouble already with auto correct.

Madmum24 Tue 19-Mar-13 09:06:39

Glad to know I am rnot alone! Mummy milk is probably the least offending, I have used it I think to explain breastfeeding to my older children.

Booby juice in particular irritates me, everytime I hear it i imagine a woman with two capri-sun pouches instead of breasts lol. I have seen bibs/baby gros recently with "I love my boob juice" emblazened. Cringe.

ScumbagCollegeDropout Tue 19-Mar-13 09:09:55


LandofTute Tue 19-Mar-13 09:13:01

I remember reading that in other European countries breast milk translates as "mother's milk" I prefer "mother's milk" to breast milk i think. I suppose it's like saying "cow's milk" rather than "udder milk."

Madmum24 Tue 19-Mar-13 09:13:09

silverten no, no hateful vibes lol. My youngest called it ninny! It is the adult given names to the milk that grates on me. Public announcements of "Pixie wants some booby juice!" is what I find bizarre/cringeworthy. Also forum threads entitled "How much booby juice does your pixie need?"

OhMyNoReally Tue 19-Mar-13 09:16:38

Some terms are bad, but we do say ds name milk, mummy's milk and my dc do say booby milk, but they call cows milk; their milk, carton milk or cow juice. It is after all just words.

bedmonster Tue 19-Mar-13 09:18:09

Yanbu, they make me cringe, especially the mummy milky ones. Luckily I have never heard anyone refer to it as that. It's really twee and sugar coated. Why does it get called that anyway? Can't it just be called 'a feed'?

Purplecatti Tue 19-Mar-13 09:40:50

We call it worshipping at the temple of nip in our house. Or

issimma Tue 19-Mar-13 09:43:44

Purple grin
We call it milk and describe it as breastfeeding. Toddler calls it mummy milk, dunno where she picked that up.

ChocolateCoins Tue 19-Mar-13 09:50:06

My DP calls it tit juice because he knows it annoys me hmm

DS (he's 3) calls it 'titty milk' or just plain 'titty'. Thanks DH. hmm 'Booby juice' would be a far less embarrassing option.

Oh, and cows' milk is known as 'daddy milk', and then the two of them shriek with laughter.

Manchesterhistorygirl Tue 19-Mar-13 09:52:29

In our HOUSE its miche and cow juice. Those are ds2's names he came up with. To others he's still breastfed, which is good because he's struggling with d&v and I'm so glad we continued last 2yo.

ChairmanWow Tue 19-Mar-13 09:53:38

silverten nooooooooo!

I think my DH may also be married to ChocolateCoins! grin

Crinkle77 Tue 19-Mar-13 09:54:55

God 'booby juice' is such a horrible phrase

GreenLeafTea Tue 19-Mar-13 09:58:44

I think breast is quite a hard word for toddlers to say so its simplified for them. My kids call it nipple milk for some reason so my daughter asks for 'pull'.

mrsjay Tue 19-Mar-13 10:02:42

YANBU can I add booby monster <shudder> it is milk

xigris Tue 19-Mar-13 10:03:42

YNBU. Highly cringeworthy. My friend once wrote on fb that "Boo had her first taste of baby rice mixed with MummyMilk, yummy yummy!" I threw up a little.

Madmum24 Tue 19-Mar-13 10:03:48

ok so booby juice is bad, but anything with a "titty" is gross!

Exactly! Madmum24

I don't mind "mum's milk", but "booby juice" makes me feel a bit ill.

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Tue 19-Mar-13 10:14:22

In our house it is cow milk or booby milk. But only because my DCs don't say "breast", probably because I tend to say boobs rather than breasts. they do state that they drank mummy's milk, and that mummys --be it human, or cow, or any other species) make milk, (although they are aware that some mummy's use formula).
When I talk to people about it I simply "feed the baby"

My sister used to offer her DS "titty" which was IMO cringe worthy and too close to "bitty" <shudder>

Szeli Tue 19-Mar-13 10:15:40

Gahh it's a little grim but my OH calls raspberry leaf tea 'womb juice' so I'm going to have to watch him when the breast feeding starts! xx

Katienana Tue 19-Mar-13 10:16:30

I say mummy explain to my 18 month old nephew why ds can't have the water/apple/biscuit he is trying to share. harmless euphemism.

ArseAche Tue 19-Mar-13 10:16:53

YANBU - It is nothing other than breast milk.

And as for 'booby jiuce' jeez who the hell says that? In fact I have never in real life heard is being called anything other than 'breast milk'.

ICBINEG Tue 19-Mar-13 10:23:49

definitely just 'milk' in this household. I don't mind what toddlers call it, but adults using baby words is always ick regardless of context.

So yeah...breast milk or milk.

ArseAche Tue 19-Mar-13 10:27:49

And don't get me started on 'baby dancing' and 'baby dust' or whatever other shit they call it on here.

Maggie111 Tue 19-Mar-13 10:30:45

YANBU... Gah Booby juice is just awful!!!

I hope to breastfeed, and I think I'll stop before it needs a "name".

Exhaustipated Tue 19-Mar-13 10:32:29

Meh, doesn't bother me tbh. Although in this house it's milk, or milky at a push.

Madmum24 Tue 19-Mar-13 10:32:32

arseache consider yourself lucky if you haven't heard it used in real life!

let's add booby monster to the list while we're at it; Pixie is such a booby monster! boke

how have I not heard of baby dancing or dust? please explain :-)

Madmum24 Tue 19-Mar-13 10:34:54
Szeli Tue 19-Mar-13 10:35:42

^^ seconded what is baby dust/dancing? x

ArseAche Tue 19-Mar-13 10:37:05

I can't bear to look at your link Madmum - I am eating brekkie!

Baby dust and baby dancing was something I read on here a few times - something about trying to conceive I believe, but I nearly yakked when I saw it.

Yanbu. Those names are hideous. I bf mine well into them being able to talk, so we did have alternative names, mainly so they could refer to it without people giving me lectures on why I shouldn't be still bf hmm. Both of them gave it their baby pronunciation of 'milk', so to outsiders it was just a nonsense word. A friend of mine used 'leche' for the same reason.

mrsjay Tue 19-Mar-13 10:41:35

let's add booby monster to the list while we're at it; Pixie is such a booby monster! boke

This is what is at the TOP of my list. I think saying what you want at home with your babies toddlers is fine but dont advertise that they are a booby monster who loves booby juice
<passes round sick bags>

mrsjay Tue 19-Mar-13 10:42:45

baby dust is something other people wish on you when you are TTC. so is baby dancing just shagging then ?

ArseAche Tue 19-Mar-13 10:44:15

yes, sorry the dancing is the shagging for a baby.

Tailtwister Tue 19-Mar-13 10:51:53

I agree OP, I hate using odd names for things too. DS2 calls it 'milk breast', which is fine. Cows milk is referred to as 'milk in a cup'.

DH's family use weird names for things which I find really annoying. Just use the right bloody name fgs!

peanutMD Tue 19-Mar-13 10:52:52


I am currently BF my 2 week old DD and haven't called it anything other than a feed yet, can't imagine what I would change it too!

DP however calls it "boobage" and best friend calls it "udder juice" hmm

ArseAche Tue 19-Mar-13 10:56:11


Bananasinfadedpjs Tue 19-Mar-13 11:06:16

YANBU. It is just milk in this house, I don't even use a different word for cow's milk in a carton in the fridge, that is just milk too.

DD1 used to call it "DD2's milk", but (although DD2 is still feeding sometimes) doesn't really see it now, so has stopped referring to it.

DD2 is under the impression that breasts themselves are also called "milk"; have not yet corrected her, as I think it is quite sweet.

Fakebook Tue 19-Mar-13 11:23:49

Eugh. Yanbu. What a horrible phrase. It's called "my milk" when talking about breastfeeding to DH. I've never had to talk about my milk to DS. He only feeds rarely at night now, and I just shove it in his explaining needed. Dd stopped feeding from me when she was 11 months, otherwise she would have come up with some notable names.

abbyfromoz Tue 19-Mar-13 11:36:47

I used to tell DD to 'eat your boobs!'
I did it in a funny Mrs Bucket style accent all matter of factly as it was a bit of an in joke... Don't remember how it started but i suppose it must have sounded gross to anyone overhearing! I think the terms you have mentioned though are pretty vile.
(Tmi warning) Like when my DH once referred to labia in an episode of embarrassing bodies as 'turkey gobblets'...i find it incredibly revolting and derogatory.

Madmum24 Tue 19-Mar-13 11:45:46

udder juice is definately going on the list........

calling a milk a "juice" is so unreasonable in my book, juices are transparent by nature whilst milks are not has anyone else studied chemistry?

I will over the course of the day compile a list of breast milk because that's it's name alternatives and arrange it in ascending order from most vile to fairly acceptable.

ChairmanWow Tue 19-Mar-13 11:46:54

My friend once wrote on fb that "Boo had her first taste of baby rice mixed with MummyMilk, yummy yummy!"

That's an automatic unfriending right there.

Also concur on baby dancing. It sounds all cutesy and fluffy. It's a shag, people. It doesn't stop being sex just because you want to procreate though it can get rather bloody tedious

MrsKoala Tue 19-Mar-13 11:47:23

some of these terms are vomitrocious.

in this house it's boob milk or bottle - as ds has formula too. (ie 'ds is hungry, do you want to give him boob milk or shall i make a bottle?' other than that it's not really referred to.)

bedmonster Tue 19-Mar-13 12:09:11

Baby dust and baby dancing? That is truly awful. Much much worse than any of the other milk related words.

Madmum24 Tue 19-Mar-13 12:11:05

yes baby dancing has to be at the top of the list!

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

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

How about "dining at my breastaurant"?

Points for word play, but...yeah.

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


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.

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.

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

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!

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'???

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

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"!

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

Omg tit monster! Yuk.

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

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 14:51:30

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

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

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

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.

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!

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', got to keep with the times!

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!

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.

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?!

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!

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!

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!

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.

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!

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