10 Alternative Names For Breast Milk (Toddler-Style)

Mama, I want some milk.

As I look at my daughter, my ever-growing and ever-learning little bean, it becomes ever more apparent that she is no longer the baby I once cradled in my arms.  Her baby-squidge is being replaced by cheekbones and her proportions are slowly but surely becoming more child-like.  Gone are the days where all she had to do was turn her head to root for milk, or a little later, drum my chest with a knowing smile.  She has words now and she isn’t afraid to use them.

So when I asked on my Facebook page about the names that other nurslings have for breast milk, the following gems (among others) brought nothing but smiles to my day...

1.  "Mine"  -  Enough said.

2.  "Muk"  -  Cow’s milk is “muk on da table”.

3.  "Drinkles"  -  Cuteness.

4.  "Eats"  -  Solid food is “bites”.

5.  "Side"  -  Accurate.

6.  "Nice Nice"  -  Because it is.

7.  "Buddy"  -  Everybody needs a friend.

8.  "My Booby"  -  See number 1.

9.  "Milkies"  -  The familiar.

10.  "Mama Milk"  -  The original.

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  1. These made me smile too but for my nursing toddler it was always the original "mama milk" :-) <3

  2. So adorable

    Mine has just turned one so she doesn't have a name yet :D When she wants a drink she'll put at my top and give me this adorable grin with her two front teeth showing :D I can't wait to hear what she will call her milk :)

  3. "Boo Boos" :-) With a smile! :-)

  4. <3 Nen-nen <3 :)

  5. "Boobies! I want boobies please!" At least she uses her manners.

  6. My daughter said "Bobbies".

    It was adopted from her cousin who called all food "Berries", mispronounced as "Bobbies". It was great "code word" back 22 years ago when breastfeeding was REALLY verbotin in public. We had to be quite discrete, and most people never knew I was nursing. Ninja-nursing rules!!!!

  7. Mommy Milk, which is funny because thanks to Ash Ketchum she calls me Mom. My friends and relatives thinks it is funny she calls cow's milk refrigerator milk!

  8. We refer to it as 'tok-tok' because that's the noise my little boy makes when he wants it! :)

  9. Nanas, the same as his word for bananas! I guess it's sweet like banana :)

  10. My daughter says milky time and milkies