• Mon, Jul 23 2007

Breastfeeding Humor and The Things They Say

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.

breastfeeding-drawing.jpg

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

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  • http://breastfeedingmums.typepad.com Sinead@BreastFeedingMums

    What a lovely interview! I must try interviewing my own kids about their memories!! The little picture is really sweet.

  • http://mybabyandmore.com/blog Colleen Newman

    How sweet! Love the picture. My 2 year-old “Neeses” her dollies and I think it is the cutest thing!

  • http://rattlingthekettle.com Rattling The Kettle

    That is too cute.

  • http://breastfeeding.blog.motherwear.com tanya@motherwearblog

    That picture is awesome! Definitely a keeper.

  • http://crunchydomesticgoddess.com amygeekgrl

    wonderful to get a glimpse into their worlds. obviously they have a great attachment to nursing which is how it should be. :)
    love the pic.

  • http://www.downwiththekids.net Leisa

    Why don’t the toy shops stock toy breast pumps next to the toy bottles? Love the picture!

  • http://www.thewholefamily1.blogspot.com Elizabeth F.-The Whole Family

    I love that pic as well!

    Also, fell free to come on by my blog and enter my Give-Away for Breastfeeding Advocacy Note Cards. The drawing is on Friday.

    I love your blog BTW!

  • http://nurturingnotes.blogspot.com Renata

    Very cute. Right now, my boys are drawing train bridges…