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To hate the term "boobing" for breastfeeding?

(106 Posts)
legfaced Mon 26-Sep-16 11:04:27

Just that. What's wrong with calling it breastfeeding/feeding?

lovelyleftrubbishright Mon 26-Sep-16 11:14:51

Yes, it's awful. It's up there with 'booby juice' for breast milk/milk!

LetsJunglyJumpToIt Mon 26-Sep-16 11:17:10

I remember years ago a Dad saying to his baby 'Do you want some tit'?

WTAF? Still makes me cringe now.

JinkxMonsoon Mon 26-Sep-16 11:17:54


"Keep on boobing!"


Mozfan1 Mon 26-Sep-16 11:18:43

I've only ever read it on here. Bit cringe!

CousinCharlotte Mon 26-Sep-16 11:18:47

Very uncouth.

purplefizz26 Mon 26-Sep-16 11:26:34


A lot of parents, especially new mums, feel the need to give things stupid names and label everything they do when it comes to parenting.

It's not 'boobing' or 'booby juice' or 'on the boob' or 'boob monster' or 'booby milk' or 'booby time'

You are feeding your child. With milk. hmm

ToneDeafHamster Mon 26-Sep-16 11:27:55


Seriously, who really gives a shit. hmm

Jackie0 Mon 26-Sep-16 11:28:14

Ive honest!y never heard that term

SleepFreeZone Mon 26-Sep-16 11:29:21

I call it boob. My son calls it booby. I think it's quite cute 🙈

imwithspud Mon 26-Sep-16 11:29:49

Meh, who cares?

missm0use Mon 26-Sep-16 11:31:19

I always call it breastfeeding, think calling it by any other name only encourages people to take issue with it like voldermort lol!
Although when I talk to DD I call it milkies or milk and cuddles or sometimes boobie doobie - although that was is more OH nickname for it. Should point out that DD is 8 months!! smile

KayTee87 Mon 26-Sep-16 12:15:37

I've never heard anyone call it that! I sometimes ask my baby if he wants some mummy milk in a stupid voice blush but wouldn't do it in front of anyone else.

BorpBorpBorp Mon 26-Sep-16 12:16:34

I have never heard it called that.

I thought 'boobing' was slapping someone in the face with your boob.

liz70 Mon 26-Sep-16 12:36:37

Yes, but then I abhor the word "boob" used for "breast" anyway. In my vocabulary a boob is a mistake.

Soubriquet Mon 26-Sep-16 12:38:08

I really don't like it when I read pump/pumping

"I spent all morning pumping"

Gives me the creeps for some reason. It's just one of those words I don't like

Notso Mon 26-Sep-16 12:49:36

I left a Facebook parenting group after someone got a T-shirt for their kid with
Cloth on my bum,
Boob juice in my tum,
Worn by my Mum
printed on it. So cringy. They all loved it though.

NewPotatoes Mon 26-Sep-16 12:54:19

I left a Facebook parenting group after someone got a T-shirt for their kid with
Cloth on my bum,
Boob juice in my tum,
Worn by my Mum
printed on it. So cringy. They all loved it though

That has hit pretty much every cringe-button in my psyche.

I hate comedy words for breasts in general. It's as if women are slightly afraid of their own bodies and need joky words to infantilise them, or something? I always want to karate chop Gok bloody Won in the windpipe when he shrieks on about 'bam bams'. angry

EvansAndThePrince Mon 26-Sep-16 12:58:53

I do see your point but you're not going to say to a baby/toddler "would you like to come and have some breast milk?"

My daughter calls it boobie, I call it boobie, we both know what we mean and it doesn't affect you in any way so YANU.

Cheerfullygo4 Mon 26-Sep-16 13:05:20

Can I add 'wearing' your baby. Your baby is not an item of clothing. Just don't get it. Irritating expression.

limeandsoda93 Mon 26-Sep-16 13:06:51

Don't mind boobing (although it's not the term I use) but I can't stand boobie juice. It's milk?!

JinkxMonsoon Mon 26-Sep-16 13:07:26

Cloth on my bum,
Boob juice in my tum
Worn by my Mum

Haha, that's the smug "mama" holy trinity grin

Marmalade85 Mon 26-Sep-16 13:10:38

Never heard of it but lolling at 'do you want some tit'

leedy Mon 26-Sep-16 13:10:55

YANBU. And I speak as one of those weirdy natural term breastfeeders.

(DS2 calls it "milktime")

kierenthecommunity Mon 26-Sep-16 13:12:14

I hate the phrase 'trust your tits' when it comes to BFing too. The word tits for breasts was probably last used in the On the Buses or Benny Hill era, and should stay firmly there. Even if it's used by women in some sort of reclaiming the word way.

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