the nugget is an excellent signer. you would think we would have been using a sign for “nurse” since it is her hands-down favorite thing to do. sadly, we haven’t. i just haven’t found a non-farm animal-related sign that suited us. so, today i decided to abridge the standard asl sign for “milk” to just an open-and-close motion, one less indicative of handling an udder. we’ll see how it goes.
i also like this woman’s suggestion (excerpted from lifeprint.com):
“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.”
read the rest of her question and dr. vicar’s answer here.