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Old 03-29-2009, 09:58 PM   #1
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What do you use for "nurse?"??

So I have been giving this some thought for a while now and figured if DS3 was still nursing we would need to come up with some sort of sign, word, behavior for "I want to nurse". Well, Im thinking I should have started that a long time ago as DS has started the shirt pulling and wailing if I dont whip 'em out on demand.

I have been using the "milk" sign but I think its too vague for us. He usually signs one handed with everything else but this one I seem to miss. Is he too young to teach a nursing word? I should know this as he is the third but I never got to this point with the others.

What do you use? Thanks mamas!!

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When DD was 10 months old or so I started to teach her the sign for "eat" It is all the fingers pinched together and brought to her mouth. At that time all she ate was me so it worked great! Then I used other words for solids like "snack" or called them specifically "cracker" etc....so eat was still our sign.

As she got older and started to talk she started to call it "yi yi" on her own. She did the shirt pulling thing and I would tell her "use your words" then she would do the sign for eat.

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We always just used the sign for milk. I like the eat one, try that.
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The eat sign sounds good. We don't use words. I nursed dd#1 to 12 months, and she wasn't to the stage that you're describing with the shirt pulling, etc. With DD#2, this will be my last LO, so I'm hoping to get 2+ years! So I think I'll try the eat sign!
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:45 AM   #5
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Re: What do you use for "nurse?"??

my DD was saying a word for 'milk' by about 10 months - she was an early talker . it was pretty obvious what she was sayin gby about 15 months. so i don't think its too early .. with my ds (almost 11 mo) i have been saying 'milk milk' really clearly and obviously every time he nurses or acts like he wants to nurse and then offering so that he wil lassociate and hopefully star tto say the word soon..
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My LO says "bah-boo". My friend's son says "nunga". It works well for us. He doesn't nurse out anymore tho, he's nearly 2yo and has other interests while out and about!
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I sign milk with both hands and my son goes crazy jumping up and down in your arms or in his exersaucer because he must know what that means lolz
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:29 PM   #8
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Re: What do you use for "nurse?"??

I call them "nunu's"... dd says "nah nu" when she can't reach me If I am holding her or on the floor she will mostly still will either just tug at my shirt or shove her mouth right on top of the shirt Lol.
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we call it boofies or boofy juices. Though I have never gone more than 13 months so my LO's have not actually said it.
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Re: What do you use for "nurse?"??

We used the sign for milk as well and it was the first one DD picked up on.
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