"I want to drink milk." he asked his mother.

His mother refused to make a milk for him because he was naughty.

He came to me,

"She doesn't want to make milk for me."

What word should be use if he wanted his mother to make a bottle for himself?

Can I use "make milk"?

  • If you're lactating, you can make milk. If not, I'd avoid that expression. – Robusto Oct 2 '17 at 1:10
  • What's other word can be use? – e12345678 Oct 2 '17 at 1:11
  • If you're talking about a bottle, and the child asks for that, say that the child wants a bottle but the mom won't give him one. – Robusto Oct 2 '17 at 1:56
  • She won't give me milk or give me a bottle of milk, maybe. – stangdon Oct 3 '17 at 3:26

"Make" implies that there is some amount of work to put in to creating/producing the item. For example, you could make a milkshake. This means you are making a milkshake from the basic ingredients, turning milk, sugar and flavouring into a milkshake. However it was the cow who made the milk. Saying "she doesn't want to make milk for me" means she doesn't want to produce the milk - with her breast!

An English speaker is likely to say she didn't want to pour me a glass of milk rather than "make". Or simply she didn't want to give me milk.

  • That's a milk powder. – e12345678 Oct 4 '17 at 7:07

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