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breastfeeding doll coming to america

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http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/07/16/new-doll-that-teaches-how-to-breast-feed-causing-controversy/

 

Just had to share this real quick! Of course it's only an issue when it comes to America... *where's that eyeroll smilie? 

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Boys can breastfeed their dolls too! I will convince myself that the problem people have with the doll in the US is caused by gender stereotyping play.

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I want to buy one for myself!  My son also has a baby doll, one he picked out on his own after my daughter was born. It is sweet to watch children, both girls and boys, play with dolls. And, there is really nothing wrong with this breastfeeding doll. People need to grow up and realize that the breast has a purpose--for feeding babies!

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Honestly, I think the doll itself is kind of dumb.  The entire flower nipple thing is wierd to me.  And "teaching to breastfeed"?!?!?  Hmmm, not really.

 

I, of course, have no issue with children bfeeding their dolls, I just don't really get the concept of this being a teaching thing--- it's not as if the kids actually *learn* how to bfeed (or could "learn" in this manner).

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I don't really get the point... my DS & his friends all "nurse" their stuffed animals & dolls, you don't need a special doll to do it, and the flower-nipples are a little, um, creepy??? But whatever... I guess I'm all for anything that raises BF awareness and I'd rather have that than the millions of dolls that come with bottles (not saying anything bad about bottle-feeding, it's just annoying that EVERY doll seems to come with one). It gets points for the idea, not the execution, in my book.
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