Monday 19 November 2012

Breastfeeding doll goes on sale....

The world's first breast feeding doll has gone on sale in time for Christmas. 

The world's first breast feeding doll

The Breast Milk Baby comes with a bib with flower nipples. When placed on the nipples the doll makes suckling sounds. It is retailing at £60. The doll then demands to be winded and cries if the girl doesn't do this.

The website says.

"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."

I never breast fed my children. Cue the shock & horror but it was because of medical reasons. Breastfeeding is normal and natural and I am not anti breastfeeding. Feed your child how you want, it was just not for me. 

Seeing a young girl with "flower nipples" pretending to breastfeed makes me feel a little uncomfortable. Why can't we just let children be children with child like toys. Why do we feel the need to bring them into the adult world so early.

It won't be under our Christmas tree this year. Especially not at £60!

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