Have you seen this?
I’m guessing you have, I mean, it’s been everywhere. You know, because it’s quite controversial.
It’s the Breastfeeding Doll.
People kind of hate this doll.
Personally, I don’t see the issue (other than the fact that it’s price is astronomical) I say carry on! We’ve seen worse- dolls that poop and pee for example. Sure, this particular doll is over the top with it’s nursing tank, but I don’t think it’s all about this doll. I think it’s a big culture change for people to go from seeing little girls feeding their dolls with a bottle to seeing them pretend to nurse their dolls.*
Little girls are going to pretend. They are going to imitate their mothers (and other women in their lives) and if their mother is breastfeeding, well, breastfeeding the baby dolls is the right step. Right? We’re trying to paint breastfeeding as the “normal” act that it is- because it is, ah, normal.
So carry on with your mini-moby wrap wearing, pretend breastfeeding ways girls- you are the future. Hopefully when it’s your turn, you won’t have to deal with the same hang-ups we do now.
* Just don’t waste your money on *this* doll- all babies gotta eat, right?
This post is part of the Breastfeeding Blog Hop hosted by Life With Levi, Diary of a Devil Dog Wife and myself. We have a new topic each week- this week is Breastfeeding Dolls. Link your post up- we know you have an opinion on this one 🙂