Just wanted to get some opinions

Rebecca - posted on 04/08/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Breastfeeding doll causes controversy
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One of my Facebook friends posted this and we and a very one sided debate going so I wanted to get so breastfeed moms thoughts just for fun.

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Minnie - posted on 04/12/2011

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For me it's the cost and how it doesn't support a child's imagination. I don't buy toys for my girls that do everything for them. My 2 1/2 year old nurses her stuffed animals just fine.

But I'm not opposed to the doll itself for 'morality' reasons.

Dora - posted on 04/11/2011

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Personally would I buy the doll absolutely not!!!!! I would never spend $100 on any doll or toy for that matter. Children are losing the concept of using their imaginations. Now a days toys seem to do everything for them. Give a child a plain old toy and see what they come up with. I have given my son the cardboard tube from paper towles just to try and help him expand his imagination. A child can do the same thing with a plain old doll. Plain old dolls can breast feed just as well as the fancy doll.

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I'm not opposed to the concept of the doll, but I think it's a foolish waste of money. I'd never waste my money on something that all 3 of my kids did for free. For $100 that doll better be able to do my laundry or something.

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I agree that the only issue with it is the cost. My daughter is almost 2 and she nurses her baby doll (and it was only $5). I see no difference in this doll and dolls coming with bottles. The early children are exposed to breastfeeding the more they will see it as normal. I don't think a mom would force her kid to wear the top and nurse the baby so I don't see how it is "pushing" kids into anything.

Happy - posted on 04/10/2011

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Julie, why is it pushing the line? Woul it be pushing the line if the doll were bottle fed? It's time that breastfeeing is considered normal not best!

Julie - posted on 04/10/2011

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I don't think it is apporprate for a child to have a breastfeeding doll. I think this cross the line. A child needs to be a child while they can still be a child, they will learn soon enough about breastfeeding babies, the issue does not need to be pushed. If my daughter was little still I would not buy her the doll.

Lori - posted on 04/09/2011

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I think this is a great idea. My 2 1/2 year old likes to nurse her baby dolls while I nurse her baby sister.

Angela - posted on 04/09/2011

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I don't think there is anything wrong with it. My DD does it anyway with other dolls so why not let her emulate what Mom does. She knows I wear a bra and she knows what nipples are and watches when I feed her sister. There are lots of bottle feeding dolls out there so why not? It's a "good" thing to teach our little women how to be big women. IMO, there are alot of important life skills that are being lost. BTW, if I had a boy, I'd let HIM play with it, too!

I DO have a problem with Bratz dolls, they are REALLY inappropriate!

Aleks - posted on 04/09/2011

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no big deal, we seem to be happy for our children to mimic bottle feeding, so why's it so bad for breastfeeding???
I agree, this doll is a bit of a gimick, but hey, so are the others who appear to "drink" (from the bottle I might add) milk, burp, wee and cry, say "mama" and the like.
Storm in a tea cup if you ask me. But I bet the manufacturer of the doll is loving all the free publicity! I certainly wouldn't have heard of it if this was not the case. Besides, I have heard of this doll well over a year ago if not more. Old news.
I find that the only people who have troubles with it are the ones that have troubles with breastfeeding, IMO.

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I find it amusing. My daughter would mimic breastfeeding with her toys because that is what she saw me do. I don't understand why there is controversy. But, if you don't like something, don't buy it. You money talks, which is why I don't buy dolls with inappropriate clothing. Thanks for the link.

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