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Did you teach your toddler a word to ask for a breastfeed, or did they make up their own word?

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PrettyCandles Wed 20-Aug-08 21:45:30

Despite all of us consistently calling a feed 'boo', ds2 has named it 'ma'.

We only called feeding 'boo' because that was what dd had named it when she was a baby (it was her first word!). But her name made more sense, as dh had kept refering to me 'boobing' her.

Does your toddler use your word or his/her own?

mankyscotslass Wed 20-Aug-08 21:48:14

Ds called it "mum mum" he stopped at 22 mths, and I miss it. sad

He is my last.

ChasingSquirrels Wed 20-Aug-08 21:48:20

I stopped feeding ds2 when he was 20mo, he just used to hit my breasts. But then he didn't speak till after 2y, so couldn't have had a word for it.

Habbibu Wed 20-Aug-08 21:48:57

DD called it "swap sides"!

tissy Wed 20-Aug-08 21:51:40

no, b/fed dd till she was nearly 2. She was definitely talking then, and don't remember her having a word for it!

harpsichordcarrier Wed 20-Aug-08 21:54:45

ha ha how funny.
I used to refer to it as having a feed, but dd1 called it "more" as in "you can have one more minute and then you must go to sleep.

so then I called it "more" but dd2 called it (still calls it) "bo" (unsure of spelling, may be "beau" for all I know) ormore recently bo-bo

catweazle Wed 20-Aug-08 21:56:14

Mine doesn't really speak yet, at 17 mo. She just climbs up on my lap, nods violently and lifts my top up. It was quite amusing to watch her trying to lift up my swimming costume from the bottom grin

llareggub Wed 20-Aug-08 21:56:19

My DS, 22 months, started to call it "boat" a few weeks ago. It is the same word he uses for "broken" and of course, boats.

Olihan Wed 20-Aug-08 21:58:27

Ds2 calls it 'muck' grin.

PrettyCandles Wed 20-Aug-08 22:00:24

This is so sweet and funny! I thought there would be lots of 'num-nums', but clearly our toddlers are originals.

(Catweazle - that is why I don't wear my tankini these days!)

IAteRosemaryConleyForBreakfast Wed 20-Aug-08 22:03:04

I love this thread. DS isn't talking yet (we're at the 'pulling the neckline of my top down and trying to fit his head in it' stage just now) but I am looking forward to this

Jackstini Wed 20-Aug-08 22:05:24

dd 2.5 (just finished feeding I think - only had a couple in the last month or so.) She just used to say "I need milk" and lay on my lap smile

theyoungvisiter Wed 20-Aug-08 22:07:52

DS calls it "mops". I've encouraged it because I think it's better than him shouting out "boobies" in public!

cadelaide Wed 20-Aug-08 22:08:14

DS, 25m, calls it "ugguh".

It means "other side?", which is what I offer him half way through. grin

TrinityRhino Wed 20-Aug-08 22:08:34

gecko calls it boob but it sounds like Bub, its very sweet

she is my first that I have managed to feed long enough for them to be talking

pinkspottywellies Wed 20-Aug-08 22:09:30

DD just said milk. Boring child blush

rascal1979 Wed 20-Aug-08 22:10:12

Awww I so want my DD to have a name for mine or talk to them how cute. She is only 8mths old tho so not talking yet....def a reason to do extended Bfing!!

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BabiesEverywhere Wed 20-Aug-08 22:34:49

DD (2 years old today) signs BSL 'Milk', she doesn't have a verbal word for it.

Romy7 Wed 20-Aug-08 22:37:57

i was so waiting for someone to say 'bitty'

kittywise Wed 20-Aug-08 22:40:43

ds3, 16 months, just pulls up my top and screeches!

kiskidee Wed 20-Aug-08 23:06:05

Dd called it 'nikkie' for the longest time but now at 3.5 calls it 'nikkie nakka nuu' .

Romy7 Wed 20-Aug-08 23:20:25

nikki nakki noo is what we call knickers in this house - can you let me know if you're popping round, i wouldn't want to confuse the dcs!

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