Breastfeeding Doll for Little Girls Outrages Parents [VIDEO/POLL]
With Christmas right around the corner, parents are busy shopping for the latest and greatest toy their little ones have asked Santa Claus for this year, and retailers are ready to oblige. One retailer in particular has come under fire for their sale and distribution of a doll for little girls that breastfeeds. The doll is called the Breast Milk Baby, and for about $90, comes with a halter top for the mommy, with pink flowers in place of nipples. When the doll is held to the flowers, the doll will make suckling motions and sounds as if it receiving milk from the breast.
According to the manufacturer's website, little girls need to learn to breastfeed:
Little girls need to learn to breastfeed. Berjuan Toys, the company that has always supported the development of small children by producing interesting, engaging dolls, continues its tradition with the release of this innovative baby doll, The Breast Milk Baby. The Breast Milk Baby lets young girls express their love and affection in the most natural way possible, just like mommy! The Breast Milk Baby represents a revolution in design by teaching children the nurturing skills they’ll need to raise their own healthy babies. Just put on the fashionable top included with each Breast Milk Baby, bring the baby’s mouth up to the pretty flower, and enjoy the closeness, the loving bond between mother and child.'
Some parents think the idea is wonderful and thinks it's natural and healthy for young girls to see both sides of feeding babies -- since most dolls come with bottles.
So what do you think? Would you buy this doll for your daughter? Take our poll below.
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