For years, baby dolls came with a bottle as standard equipment…sending a non-so-subtle signal about how babies are ‘supposed’ to be fed to little girls who wanted to pretend they were Mommies.
Now that more and more real mommies have shaken off the formula industry marketing and realized the health and bonding benefits of breast feeding, there’s a doll coming to market that shows a baby nursing.
And cue the freak out in….3…2….
My favorite comment? The one about making a toy that simulates labor pains — because who would think of that? And…why would they think of that?
And yes, my wife chose to breastfeed and people who freak about it drive her up the wall.