BREASTFEED: (variation 1):
This version uses a combination of "BREASTS" + "NOURISH/feed"
BREASTFEED: (variation 3)
Note: I've also seen the sign regular sign "MILK" done with the pinkie side of the hand hand an inch or so in front of (but not touching) the breast. (As if squeezing milk out).
This version of the sign is considered somewhat rude by some people.
Optional Reading / Discussion:
Dear Dr. Vicars,
I am a mother of two. I taught several basic signs to my older child with the aid of your website. Currently we are signing to our youngest son who is 8 months old. Both our children, my husband, and I are hearing.
I read the several options for BREASTFEEDING. Currently we sign MOMMY and MILK. It would be so much faster to combine the signs and sign MILK while my thumb is on my chin for the sign MOMMY. Basically it would be thumb on chin, and squeezing the remaining fingers.
I don't want to inadvertently sign something inappropriate, or accidentally be using the sign for something else. Would this be an appropriate contraction of two signs that my son could use when he wants to nurse?
L.R. (name on file)
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