A breastfeeding baby doll??

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VCoates's picture
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A breastfeeding baby doll??

http://blogs.babble.com/strollerderby/2009/08/13/video-of-the-breastfeeding-doll/

I just had to share this. Honestly, I find this a little disturbing. Is it just me?

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This was on the general debate board last year or so. I agree with the blogger, it isn't that much different than a child bfing a regular doll, except those noises. Lol

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I think it's great. Smile The less stigma and sexuality attached to breastfeeding, the more babies that will be breastfed. Personally, I'm more comfortable when DD pretends to nurse her babies than when she asks me if we have a bottle she can give them.

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i heard this on the news yesterday and i wasnt fond of the idea. i appreciate what they are trying to do, but i like the idea of kids not trying to be grown up too early. but that is just me Smile

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I am completely pro BFing but I just found the idea kind of weird actually. I know many kids who mimic their moms BFing (boy and girl) and think it's adorable. but the though of a child putting on a smock to mimic boobs and then have a baby that makes the noises and motion is just a little weird to me.

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The smock is weird. Smile

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"joysiloo" wrote:

I think it's great. Smile The less stigma and sexuality attached to breastfeeding, the more babies that will be breastfed. Personally, I'm more comfortable when DD pretends to nurse her babies than when she asks me if we have a bottle she can give them.

Ditto. I actually throw away the bottles that comes with DD's babies, ha ha. I do think the smock is strange though.

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It kind of creeps me out a bit...

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The smock makes it just too much for me. My kids have breastfed their baby dolls, I don't think that is acting anymore grown up than pretending to be a doll's mommy with a bottle Smile I wouldn't even mind if it was a doll that made sucking noises when something was put by it's mouth. But a smock with little daisies over my child's nipples? Not for us.
I breastfeed in front of my kids all the time so I hope that encourages them enough to breastfeed when they are older. My oldest will be 7 before this baby is born so I'll be breastfeeding until she is at least 8 or 9 so I'm sure it'll be something she remembers

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"mandi04" wrote:

The smock makes it just too much for me. My kids have breastfed their baby dolls, I don't think that is acting anymore grown up than pretending to be a doll's mommy with a bottle Smile I wouldn't even mind if it was a doll that made sucking noises when something was put by it's mouth. But a smock with little daisies over my child's nipples? Not for us.
I breastfeed in front of my kids all the time so I hope that encourages them enough to breastfeed when they are older. My oldest will be 7 before this baby is born so I'll be breastfeeding until she is at least 8 or 9 so I'm sure it'll be something she remembers

Yeah, I think it was the smock that made it weird for me.

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"VCoates" wrote:

Yeah, I think it was the smock that made it weird for me.

same here. my dd likes to take her babies out and there are too many weirdos out there for her to wear something like that..... neat idea in theory but i don't think they considered what would happen when you tell a little girl, "no, you can't wear your breastfeeding smock out in public." it may give them a negative idea of breastfeeding after all..... i'd rather her just see it for real when i'm doing it and pretend (use her imagination more) when playing with her babies. it's just as cute when she just holds it up to her chest. Smile