A new doll hitting stores in the U.S. is causing some controversy with parents. It’s called The Breast Milk Baby and it claims it teaches young girls how to breast feed. The doll is made by Berjuan Toys, a company out of Spain. It comes with a special halter top that has two flowers where nipples would be. When a little girl puts on the top and holds the baby doll up the flowers, it makes suckling sounds.
…the toy has many parents asking if it’s going too far.
“I think that it’s totally bizarre to teach a prepubescent child how to breastfeed,” said Nicole from Manhattan. “Quite strange.”
“I think it’s very creepy,” said one woman. “I don’t think little kids should be breastfeeding.”
“I don’t approve of it at all. I think it’s ridiculous for a child. Let her learn it when she’s older,” said another woman.
…U.S. spokesman for Berjuan Toys, Dennis Lewis, says “Breastfeeding is good for babies, it’s good for mommies and it’s good for society. We really don’t understand why this has created such controversy.” Lewis also claimed in a release promoting the doll’s introduction to the U.S. market, that the company has “been asked by millions of U.S. women to offer the doll here.”
What ever happened to liberal values, multiculturalism, free enterprise?
The idea for making Mommy’s Milk cheese came about when his daughter celebrated her 4th week birthday. His wife is breastfeeding and they had an abundance of pumped breast milk on hand. They had considered donating some to an infant milk bank, which goes to babies in Haiti, but the milk bank requires long check-ups and their small freezer was running out of space. Angerer’s wife, Lori is a vegetarian and says she figured her milk is as healthy as any animals’. He claims, “To throw it out would be like wasting gold. via care2.com
Mrs Hiley, who gets £15 for every 10 ounces of milk she donates to the company, said it was a great “recession beater”. “What’s the harm in using my assets for a bit of extra cash?” she added. “I teach women how to get started on breastfeeding their babies. There’s very little support for women and every little helps.” Mr O’Connor said 14 other women had come forward to offer their services. Health checks for the lactating women were the same used by hospitals to screen blood donors.
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