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

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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)

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.

MimsyBorogroves Tue 19-Mar-13 13:14:03

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'???

BaronessBomburst Tue 19-Mar-13 14:19:25

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

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