Breast Feeding Doll: What's Next for Girls?

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Is a breast-feeding doll absurd or not? (GIF by Gifart.com)
Is a breast-feeding doll absurd or not? (GIF by Gifart.com)

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Madame Alexander Baby Cuddles, 14 Inch
Madame Alexander Baby Cuddles, 14 Inch

This adorable doll isn't recommended for girls under 3 years old. Choking hazard.

 
Gund Sesame Street Big Bird Stuffed Animal
Gund Sesame Street Big Bird Stuffed Animal

Not for children under 3 years old. Small parts. Choking hazard.

 

Breast-Feeding Doll

The new Spanish made doll that lets young girls imitate breast-feeding is very controversial. The experts are arguing and mothers are set against each other. Some think that children aren't able to understand about breast-feeding. Yet, some mothers that breast-feed say they have seen their daughters copying them.

But does there really need to be a toy doll to encourage this behavior? That is what I'm wondering. Dolls in general don't leave much to the imagination these days. Dolls already, pee, drink, talk, walk, and cry.

The breast-feeding doll is only available in Spain so far, but it will be sold in the United States next year. In a society that already encourages little girls to grow up too fast, this doll is a questionable asset. Of course, there isn't anything wrong with breast-feeding, but that is for a grown woman to be concerned with, not little girls. At least it needn't be promoted with a special doll.

Part of the controversy centers around whether or not this is sexualizing little girls. Breast-feeding isn't sexual, but how far into reality does a little girl need to go when playing. I say, give me a break, give it a rest, and put on the brakes.

How does this doll work? The little girl wears a halter top that has the flowers in place of nipples. A sensor reacts with sucking noises, when the doll is close enough to the flowers. Is it wise to inspire girls to be that animated about having children at an early age? I think it has the potential to speed up a child's thinking into an adult mode, where she is feeling more like an adult than a child.

There are so many things in this world nowadays that have taken away childhood, shortened it, robbed the innocence, and basically massacred what was once a happy abode of the child's own imagination. Why can't people let children be children?





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Pamela Laird 7 years ago

Good grief. A breast feeding doll--is that politically correct? LOL


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Deltachord 7 years ago from United States Author

I don't know if it is or not, Pam. But I guess we might as well laugh. LOL. Thanks for your comment.


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ThePartyAnimal 7 years ago

Wow now that is taking a bit far - I thought a peeing doll was bad enough


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Deltachord 7 years ago from United States Author

I understand and agree with you, ThePartyAnimal.

Hey folks, don't ignore the poll.


Keith 7 years ago

Well, clearly that means all bottle feeding dolls must be banned immediately; or is that ok because it doesn't involved child "breasts"?


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Deltachord 6 years ago from United States Author

Thanks for your comment, Keith. Opinions vary.


Pure 6 years ago

Ah yeah good call, whichever idiot came up with this idea. Now that under-age sex and pregnancies are reaching shocking proportions, let's have a doll which encourages young children to have sex and get pregnant!.. No I don't see anything wrong with that at all. Before they buy this do they get a life- size 'boy' doll so they can practise having sex and getting knocked up????


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Deltachord 6 years ago from United States Author

Boy, I hope not.


Beth37 3 years ago

No thank you.


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Deltachord 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks for your comment, Beth37.

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