“We buy more MoMos?”

First, let me just acknowledge that I am usually a little skeeved out by the weird words/terms other people use to refer to their breastmilk- milkies, moomies, bobos, whatever… it’s all weird to me.

Except also? Lowell calls it MoMos. So here I am seeing you and understanding that that is a weird thing for some, and it’s okay to cringe at it because I GET YOU.

But back to the MoMos….


They’re all dried up, done, completely defunct after nearly 3 years.

This is the longest I’ve nursed a baby by almost a full year, and I never intended for it to go this long, but I also DGAF. And I especially DGAF that you may GAF. So put your fucks away or leave.

So how? How did I get this child I thought would breastfeed FOREVER to give it up? Well, I just took a couple work trips and didn’t pump, made myself dry up, only made him cry about 3 times, and here we are now. I know, I should write a book.

I came back from a business trip over the weekend, and the first time he asked for “MoMos” was Monday after school. I explained that the MoMos are all gone, but he persisted, tearing at my shirt. So I was like, welp. I mean, you can try? But buddy, they are done.

And so after a couple sucks on one side, followed by a couple more on the other, he looked at me and said, “Momma? We buy more MoMos?” And that was that…. ish. Obviously we can’t buy more because not only do I not have access to a wet nurse, I’m certain I could not afford one. But we can buy more Lightning McQueen cars, so maybe that’s almost the same thing?


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  1. My middle kiddo weaned during my third pregnancy. One day He looked up at me and in the most scandalized tone of voice a 2 year old can muster, said “the noms are GONE!” ?
    I quietly explained that the noms were gone because “you drank them all” and a few months later that there would be more noms, for new baby.
    Randomly in the middle of the summer, a month or so before my due date, he said “mama, you don’t have any more noms because I drank them all. But soon there will be more! But not for me, for Em’is.”
    Once, after my milk came back, he asked to nurse and I once again explained that this was Emrys’s milk, that he drank all of his.

  2. Jill, I feel like I’ve been nursing along with you since I became a mom five years ago or so. My youngest is only 2, but I can see the end coming and maybe looking like yours and LoLo’s. It’s kind of sad, but here’s to having that part of your body back for good now.

    • It’s definitely a little of both. I’ve been working on it with him for so long now that I really, truly was ready. I’m sure I’ll miss it though.

  3. this is almost where I am with my second. I planned to nurse her until she turned 2 (which is what I did for my first), and she’s only 21 months but she seems to be losing interest. I went on a work trip last month and didn’t pump, and have another one coming up in a couple of weeks, and I have a feeling after that it will be over. I’m pretty sure I’m more emotional about it than she is! Each night she asks for it but then only nurses for like 30 seconds per side before asking for a book. This is definitely the beginning of the end! And no more babies in my future, so I guess this is the end of my nursing career, period. I’m excited to wear regular bras again, I have to say.

  4. Lynsey Augustus Larson on

    I love this just so much! My little guy just turned 3 and I never thought he would nurse this long. My daughter was 3 and the transition only really happened because her little bro was born, but I just thought this one would be different. I wasn’t sure how to give him the old “boot from the boob”, but now I’m inspired! Freedom NOW!

  5. Noelle Corris on

    My youngest (and last) is 19 months, so this moment is coming up for me in the not so distant future. What a bittersweet moment! It’s making me teary to read this!

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