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Breastfeeding Humor and The Things They Say

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Welcome to the July Carnival of Breastfeeding! Today we have several entries (listed below) that have some fun with the things kids say about breastfeeding. I've written many pieces about breastfeeding humor, so to come up with original material I interviewed my girls this morning.

Me: “What do you like about breastfeeding?”

2.5-year-old: “Mum-mum.”

Me: “What does mum-mum taste like?”

2.5: “Um. Just only mum-mum. It's milk! Can I have some mum-mum now?” [Oops, should've anticipated that….]

Me: “Who makes mum-mum?”

2.5: “Mama.”

Me: “Will you make mum-mum when you're older?”

2.5: “Yes.”

5-year-old big sister: “Only if she gets a baby she will, and I'm not going to have a baby!”

My 5-year-old actually has very positive images of mothering and breastfeeding, as you can see from this drawing she drew as we had the above conversation.


When I asked her about the picture, she said the baby was nursing and thinking about “mum-mum”–thinking that “mum-mum” is sweet!

Enjoy the rest of these humorous entries in the carnival:

Baby Signing at The Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog
Big Sis – The Problem Solver at Down With the Kids
Breastfeeding Bloopers at BreastfeedingMums
The Joys of Extended Breastfeeding and Co-Sleeping at Rattling the Kettle
Tandem Nursing at Crunchy Domestic Goddess
Funny Things They Do at The Lactivist
Collection of Greatest Hits at Mama Knows Breast
Say What? at Nurturing Notes