Names given by children for Breastfeeding

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Tay-yay / Milky

My first son, now 26, called it tayyay since he couldn't say 'titty' like his grandmom called it! I nursed him past 7 years. He's a handsome strapping wonderful person, Eagle scout, pilot, engineer, scuba-diver, snowboarder, and now happily married man about to learn to fly helicopters for the National Guard. His last job was as a log-cabin builder.

My now 22-year old daughter called it milky. She also nursed a few times after her 7th birthday and is also beautiful, compassionate and a daredevil. She finished an Outward Bound instructors course before she was 21, and has traveled to Australia to study for a semester and learn to scuba dive on the Great Coral Reef.

My 11 year old weaned himself at 4 1/2 years because he didn't like the flavor of coffee I''d started drinking a couple of years before. He's 4 years ahead in Mathematics, taking algebraic geometry at the high school, and he is also a professional actor in the local, highly-acclaimed dinner theater.

Nursing them helped with their confidence levels very much. Homeopathic medicines also helped with rapid recovery from bumps and bruises and concussions in their sports injuries, so they are all very avid sportsmen - MVP and team captains.


My almost 3 year old son calls it 'tookies' which came from sookies (from sook instead of suck) which we always called b/f around the house. My sister's 2 year old daughter who is also still feeding has started using the same name, although she used to call it juice (or 'oos' to be more correct). It's come in quite handy in public as people assume we have super-intelligent kids who are asking for bookies to read. I think my 9 month old daughter will end up using the same name as it's become the name the whole family (grandparents/nieces and nephews included) use now which makes it really special to us. By the way, I thought of something to add to the email I sent you telling you that my son calls bf tookies - it's not strictly about the name, but I thought you might be interested anyway. Over the last few months he's developed a neat wee theory of how bf works. Since I''m feeding both him & his little sister he quite often refers to 'tooking milk back in the other one' (he thinks when he feeds on one side it fills up the other side) & he uses this as an argument to get fed first (fortunately it works the other way round, too, and I can persuade him that when my daughter gets tookies she's filling up his side for him). I'd be really interested to know if other toddlers have their own bf theories.

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