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How do children request their bottle or their breastmilk (if breastfeeding) when they begin to acquire language?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:31 PM on Jun. 22, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • My daughter knows sign language for milk, but since I stopped breast feeding her, she will give me her bottle and sign 'more'. If she can't find her bottle, she will sign 'drink'.

    Answer by breezymommie at 11:26 AM on Jun. 23, 2011

  • My youngest ds used sign language from around age 1. He only knew a few words from the Baby Einstein videos, but we used them frequently and he picked it up quickly. It made it much easier to figure out what he wanted. He eventually began saying milk with the sign. Then as he got more language skills, he stopped signing for things.

    Answer by Trinity001 at 11:39 PM on Jun. 22, 2011

  • We did sign language starting around 7-8 months, but only my oldest was breast/bottle fed past 12 months.

    Answer by missanc at 8:09 AM on Jun. 23, 2011

  • Well I didn't get to breastfeed very long however when I worked in the nursery at church I remember seeing a 15 month old pull her mothers shirt down and pop her boob out. I took it as she must be hungry. Thank goodness the doors were shut and it was just women in there.

    Answer by luvmygrlz at 11:49 PM on Jun. 22, 2011

  • my son used to fling himself into the crook of my arm and say "Juice!" LOL

    Answer by dixie383 at 11:57 PM on Jun. 22, 2011

  • My daughter would just make this sound by sucking her tongue. She never called it anything..

    Answer by suzzanna at 12:02 AM on Jun. 23, 2011

  • This is just my opinion. But if a kid is pulling down your shirt in public, or can verbally tell you they want breast milk. Its probably time to stop. I'm all for extended breastfeeding. But I think at that point pumping, then putting into a sippy cup would seem like a more appropriate thing to do. Especially in public. I'm sure someone will shoot me down for making this comment. But oh well its my opinion, doesn't mean it effects what you decide to do.

    Answer by Apple_Pie2010 at 12:02 AM on Jun. 23, 2011