Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-05-2011, 10:47 AM   #1
ayer79's Avatar
ayer79
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: North of New Orleans
Posts: 1,769
My Mood:
What sign do you use for breastfeeding?

With my ODS I attempted to use the milk sign, but he struggled with that 2 step motion. We ended up using eat, but then we had a hard time when he reached the stage for solids. What sign do you use? yDS is 5mo today so we're starting signing today! I thought about a double fist squeeze, but thought that might be offensive ; ). Wdyd?
__________________
Skye married to Adam (3/2/02) Temporarily retired teacher, now SAHM mom to 4: Ella (9/03), Abby (5/06), Ryan (5/08), and Easton (3/11).
ayer79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2011, 11:13 AM   #2
crunchymomof3's Avatar
crunchymomof3
Registered Users
Formerly: mommy2boys0608
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Utah
Posts: 10,903
My Mood:
Re: What sign do you use for breastfeeding?

one fist squeeze for milk ,since she now drinks cow milk too sometimes i do momma then milk but mostly it is just the sign for milk since that is her fave thing my milk that is
crunchymomof3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2011, 11:21 AM   #3
aept's Avatar
aept
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: upstate NY
Posts: 1,598
My Mood:
Mostly just subbing in to see suggestions - we do a little baby signing but neither of my oldest ever did the milk sign I showed (open and close one hand as if milking a cow.) They used "more" and "all done" and a sign I invented for "light" such as a lamp, light fixture, or the sun.)
We do have a code word though. My oldest he called it nay-nay. It was his first word and the only word he said from 13-16 months. Second ds called it" side". (when he would pop off the first side I would usually say in a cheery voice: "other side?") He was an early talker and it was one of his first words too. He still calls it that even though he weaned around Christmas-time over half a year ago. My breasts are referred to as my "sides."

Sent from my iPhone using DS Forum
__________________
Ann, Mommy to 3 beautiful, boisterous boys:
Liam - 6 1/2, Emmett - 4, almost 5
and Callan - 22 months
aept is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2011, 12:09 PM   #4
ayer79's Avatar
ayer79
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: North of New Orleans
Posts: 1,769
My Mood:
Re: What sign do you use for breastfeeding?

So, if you use the sign, what word do you use for it? I always sign and say the word. So a fist squeeze, then say milk? or eat?
__________________
Skye married to Adam (3/2/02) Temporarily retired teacher, now SAHM mom to 4: Ella (9/03), Abby (5/06), Ryan (5/08), and Easton (3/11).
ayer79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2011, 01:02 PM   #5
VeganCupcake
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 2,707
Re: What sign do you use for breastfeeding?

We use the "milk" sign and the word "milkies".

My DD recognized the sign by 7 or 8 months and would get really excited, but she didn't actually produce it herself until about 15 months.
__________________
Catherine, mama to Preschooler Girl 9/08, Toddler Boy 3/11, and Twin Girls 2/14!
VeganCupcake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2011, 01:35 PM   #6
m&m&m's Avatar
m&m&m
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 6,795
My Mood:
Re: What sign do you use for breastfeeding?

We do single fist squeeze and the term we use is "mommy milk"

then later when other drinks were introduced (like water) we did the cup motion (hand in a "c" position then tilt up) and the term was "drink" or "water"

When we introduced cow's milk, we called it "refridgerator milk" and ds came up with combining the drink motion followed by the milk motion to signify that he wanted refridgerator milk and not mommy milk lol.
m&m&m is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2011, 01:39 PM   #7
crunchymomof3's Avatar
crunchymomof3
Registered Users
Formerly: mommy2boys0608
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Utah
Posts: 10,903
My Mood:
Re: What sign do you use for breastfeeding?

milk sign and say mommy milk or milkies or do you want to nurse ?
crunchymomof3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2011, 01:56 PM   #8
PinkSapphire87's Avatar
PinkSapphire87
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,752
Re: What sign do you use for breastfeeding?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ayer79 View Post
With my ODS I attempted to use the milk sign, but he struggled with that 2 step motion. We ended up using eat, but then we had a hard time when he reached the stage for solids. What sign do you use? yDS is 5mo today so we're starting signing today! I thought about a double fist squeeze, but thought that might be offensive ; ). Wdyd?
What does the double fist squeeze mean?

__________________
Amanda, SAHM Mama to Sofia 10/06 and Margaret Emma 2/11

Breastfeeding, babywearing, fully vaxing, attachment parenting, still in school, forever studying, and burning the candle at both ends but loving life and enjoying my girls!
PinkSapphire87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2011, 09:30 PM   #9
Naturally Wise's Avatar
Naturally Wise
Registered Users
Formerly: kickboxkay
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: The Beautiful Plains of Oklahoma
Posts: 1,184
My Mood:
We used the double fist squeeze like you're milking a cow.
__________________
Kay wife since 8/02 to my awesome dh, mom to ds 9/04 and dd 12/08 . Part time teacher, Part time WAHM. See my Hyena Cart Store for natural bath, body, and home products.
Naturally Wise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 01:08 AM   #10
Pyrodjm's Avatar
Pyrodjm
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,072
Re: What sign do you use for breastfeeding?

Fist squeeze and our word for nursing, "nummies".
__________________
D, wife to B , momma to N 7/08 and A 8/10
Special Ed teacher
Come SWAG with me!
Pyrodjm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.