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To find the phrase "boobmonster" or "boobiemonster" makes me cringe?

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PetalMettle Sun 29-Jan-17 08:48:24

Your child likes to feed/feeds frequently. Can't you just say that?

Sativa Sun 29-Jan-17 08:49:17


Bigfluffybear Sun 29-Jan-17 08:51:42

God i agree its makes my arse twitch

MollyHuaCha Sun 29-Jan-17 08:52:03

Never heard of this phrase before. confused

Gardencentregroupie Sun 29-Jan-17 08:53:22

Because it doesn't really capture what a boob monster baby is like - the wide mouth, the wailing if it doesn't come fast enough, the pawing at your clothes and boob, the look of bliss at let down, the enthusiasm of the feed, the RAGE if you try to take it away, and the seemingly never ending repeats of the cycle. Every hour DD at 3 months, every fucking hour. 'Monster' feels a lot more apt.

PetalMettle Sun 29-Jan-17 08:53:46

Sorry @mollyhuacha ! I imagine you could've gone through life perfectly happy with never hearing it

Blazedandconfused Sun 29-Jan-17 09:02:15

DS2 fed efficiently and enthusiastically, but DS1 was a monster. Crazed. He couldn't play or focus on anything else if my boobs were around. Still insists on holding a boob when chilling in my lap or in my bed, age 3. He was absolutely a boob monster.

FannyDeFuzz Sun 29-Jan-17 09:02:49

Yanbu it's fucking horrible, and I say that as someone who had a baby attached to me 24/7 at one point

Writerwannabe83 Sun 29-Jan-17 09:04:22

I hear bottle feeders saying their baby is a "milk monster" all the time - what's the difference?

Mottlemoth Sun 29-Jan-17 09:05:15

YANBU. I had a baby who spent most of the first year of her life stuffed under my jumper feeding. And I would never have used the term 'boobmonster'. Yuk.

OnceIWas7YearsOld Sun 29-Jan-17 09:05:46

I just hate the boob reference in a feeding context full stop, tbh.

"He had some boob" eurgh. Can you not just say milk? Or do you need to drive home the fact that you're breastfeeding and not polluting his tiny system with that awful formula muck?

/issues. It is a horrible term though.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 29-Jan-17 09:06:32

Don't use it then if you do that lIke it!

OhhBetty Sun 29-Jan-17 09:06:48

Ugh I hate it. I just used to say "ds feeds every other hour for an hour". Babies are supposed to drink a lot of milk so I don't get the monster thing.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 29-Jan-17 09:06:51


Sparklingbrook Sun 29-Jan-17 09:09:02

YANBU. 'Hungry baby' describes it adequately enough.

Prompto Sun 29-Jan-17 09:12:17

Yup, hungry baby covers it. Or 'greedy fucker' if none of the older DC are in earshot wink

Isadora2007 Sun 29-Jan-17 09:14:30

Especially if it's not your boobs nor your monster. What other people choose to say is up to them.

I've breastfed all four children. Only had one boobmonster! 😂

kitXi Sun 29-Jan-17 09:15:34

Ohh don't make this a breast vs bottle thing. It's not, it's just NOT. It's a silly term of endearment, like "little man/lady" (which raises equal ire) "smellybum" (eww) and the like.

Betty I'm sure you did say that, as did I, because it's factual. But I also said (to dh) "ow, my boobs are really sore, he's been a boob monster today!"
You wouldn't give the baby an indulgent squeeze and say "ooh you're just a gorgeous little baby who feeds every other hour for an hour aren't you! Because that's what babies are supposed to do!" you're taking it a bit too literally. Nobody is saying drinking lots of milk is unusual for a baby.

Sparklingbrook Sun 29-Jan-17 09:16:31

DS1 would want to 'feed all the time' so that's quite a good expression. smile

purplefizz26 Sun 29-Jan-17 09:17:39

It does grate on me when women reference their boobs when talking about feeding. Sometimes it comes out like they want to make sure people KNOW they are breast feeding. And I say that as someone who breastfed.

Phrases like:
On the boob
Had some boob
Booby milk
Booby monster
Sound so silly and twee to me.

You are breast feeding your baby, you're baby is hungry, your baby had some milk. No need for waffling about boobies all the time (o),(o) grin

People will pull their faces at this thread, probably the ones who use these phrases grin

kitXi Sun 29-Jan-17 09:18:23

"Male infant" also "describes it adequately enough" That doesn't mean people shouldn't call their babies "darling boy" or "beautiful Squishy" or y'know, whatever the hell they want because it's their own child...

AlbusPercival Sun 29-Jan-17 09:18:29

It's not as bad as using boob as a verb.

"Just finished boobing the baby". No! You have just finished feeding the baby.

purplefizz26 Sun 29-Jan-17 09:20:16

Boobing the baby grin😂

Hanktheseven Sun 29-Jan-17 09:20:27

I hate any boob references in relation to breastfeeding, they make my teeth itch so YANBU. All that chat about being on the boob/boobing to sleep/had some boob.......I've annoyed myself now

perfectlybroken Sun 29-Jan-17 09:21:29

Yanbu, generally I hate boob or boobie in reference to feeding. Boob is a word I associate with sniggering teenage boys, boobies even more so. Monster I also don't get bit don't find it all that awful. I'm a bit of a prude so if any reference was needed beyond 'milk' it was 'mummy milk'.

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