Breast feeding baby toy

Some People Made a Breastfeeding Baby Toy

Oh, childhood—a time for innocent playing, pretending, and nonchalantly eating things that are technically classified as poisonous. But the general consensus is that this current generation of kids are losing interest in the things that really matter, like caring for the children they're going to have in 25 years and, more importantly, feeding those children through their nipples.

Remember those cute, little dolls you'd spoon-feed with sweet-smelling plastic cherries? I guess they were a half-acceptable middle-ground between infancy and motherhood—a sufficient way to satisfy that need little girls have for looking after children—but someone's finally come up with a way to skip out that delicious-smelling middleman (and puberty, sex, pregnancy, and childbirth) by releasing a doll that will suckle directly at the (stick-on) nipple of your child.


The infant human wears a "fashionable bib" (puke) with two flowers replacing the nipples and the baby goes to town on her prepubescent chest (double puke). A toy encouraging the idea that young girls have active sexual organs sounds a bit like teaching them to own and love their pubic hair or forcing them to listen to you explain how to insert a tampon. Really gross and distressing, basically. To discover the reasoning behind why anyone would make a toy that allows children to mock-lactate, I called up Berjuan Toys, the makers of the doll, and talked to an anonymous spokesman. Turns out they think we're the creepy ones.

VICE: Hey, Mr. Breastmilk Baby. What the fuck is your doll all about?
Breastmilk Baby Spokesman: Our doll promotes the idea that the healthy, natural way to feed a baby is through breastfeeding and it’s important that everybody knows that from the earliest point in life. Making it a normal part of the everyday experience will help banish the taboo, which will be good for future generations of babies. It’ll be good for moms and it’ll be good for society.

Why do they need to make that disturbing slurping noise?
Well, little girls see their moms breastfeeding their siblings and they imitate that noise anyway. It’s not like this is a new behavior, it’s just this toy makes that behavior more exciting and fun. They’re beautiful baby dolls that serve a really important function. Why would you make little girls wait to learn about breastfeeding? You don't want them to think that it's a shameful thing. It’s just the correct way to feed a baby, so why would you want to hide that from your daughter?


This is starting to sound like a reaction to some anti-breastfeeding conspiracy. Is there any proof that the toy's will change how kids behave later in life?
We’ve had Doctor Toy, who’s one of the leading experts in toys, really endorse the product. We’ve won the Mom’s Choice Award, organizations all over the world are really happy with the product and we’ve had thousands of testimonies saying, "Wow, this is great." I think it’s just the initial surprise for some people. Experts, doctors, and breastfeeding organizations are 100 percent supportive of our product. The only people who don’t really agree with it are the people who haven’t really thought about it.

Fair enough. It still seems kind of unnecessary, though.
You need to understand that there are little girls who breastfeed their babies all the time—there’s nothing new here. Little boys breastfeed their fire trucks, too.

Is it a bit inappropriate for children to simulate having fully developed lactating breasticles?
To be perfectly honest, I think that Barbie dolls sexualize little girls far more than our dolls. I think that anybody who thinks like that is probably preconditioned by the stigma surrounding it. There’s nothing sexual about breastfeeding. I think we need to get over that. The woman breastfeeding isn’t the problem; it’s the person with the problem that’s the problem.

Oh right. Thanks, anon!

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New Doll That Teaches How To Breast Feed Causing Controversy

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- 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.

1010 WINS' Glenn Schuck reports: Many New Yorkers Say Breastfeeding Doll 'Bizarre'


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The company says the doll is a top-selling toy in Europe and on its website, says the toy "lets young girls express their love and affection in the most natural way possible, just like mommy!"

But 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.

Scott from Manhattan says he wouldn't buy the doll, but gives credit to the company for coming up with the idea. "Make a product, if it sells, it sells," he said.

The company has had to defend itself against critics. In a news release on its website, 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."

Whether or not that's the case, the doll's arrival is sure to stir up mixed emotions with consumers around the country.

For more information about the The Breast Milk Baby, click here to visit their website.

What do you think of this doll? Sound off below in our comments section...

First published on July 16, 2011 / 12:08 PM

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Initial failure to breastfeed may be due to chafed, inverted or flat nipples. Find a solution to learn how to deal with these issues.

Too superficial attachment to the areola and biting of the nipples leads to sore nipples, insufficient emptying and, consequently, stagnation of milk, which can lead to inflammation of the breast. To prevent this from happening, work with your attachment technique. However, not all problems can be avoided, since both mother and child must master breastfeeding skills. The following tips will help you deal with possible problems. nine0003

Sore and rubbed nipples during breastfeeding

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Reasons may be as follows:

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  • Remove the nipple from the baby's mouth by inserting a finger between the breast and the corner of the baby's mouth. So you can break the vacuum and the sucking will stop.

If the nipples are so cracked that pain makes it impossible to breastfeed, feed your baby with supplies that do not interfere with the sucking reflex until the nipples heal.

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The period of teething tests the strength of all family members. In the course are any ways to calm the baby. And the most popular is the teether.

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The Baby Code team is passionate about the wishes of the little ones and offers Breast Shaped Newborn Teether Toy .

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A nice price for the original teether will appeal to every mother! Included with the rodent is a gift - a teething bracelet, also made of safe food grade silicone, BPA free.

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