The Breast Milk Baby – What do you think about it?
Are you a breastfeeding Mama? Do you have a daughter who sees you breastfeed? If you do, I’m sure you have at some point come across your little girl feeding their dolls just like you feed your baby. All little girls want to be just like their moms, and my daughter is no different. I remember the first time I saw her lift her shirt and put her doll to her chest. I found it quite cute; however I wondered if there was a way I could encourage this play without her having to lift her top. One day while searching the internet for breastfeeding articles, I came across one that talked about The Breast Milk Baby from Berjuan. My interest was piqued and I was thrilled when I was given the opportunity to review it.
The doll comes with a colorful apron that has two flowers on it where the nipples would be. When the doll is put to the flower, it makes a sucking noise. When pulled away it will cry. The doll will also burp when its back is patted. Personally, I don’t find this any different than having a doll you feed with a bottle or having one that replicates peeing or pooing. Yet I was surprised to see how many people are against this doll. Saying it is over-sexualizing young girls or forcing girls to grow up too quickly. Even my family members and friends of mine who saw this doll, had mixed feelings about it. Some loved it and thought what a great idea, while others said what will they think of next?
The Breast Milk Baby comes in six different options and gender. We received Savannah. My daughter loves her doll. When I sit down to feed her brother, she will bring out her baby and feed her too. I don’t think it is forcing her to grow up too quick. In my mind, it’s no different than her playing house with her friends where they play mommy, daddy and baby. She has other dolls that come with a bottle and she still plays with those and even feeds Savannah with them. It all depends on her mood. She lives in a household where breastfeeding is an everyday occurrence right now. She always talks about how when she is older and becomes a mommy she is going to feed her baby “mommy’s milk” (this is what we call it when I breastfeed). I don’t think this doll is going to hurt my child in any way.
There is a lot of controversy surrounding this doll. I would love to hear your feelings about it.
(As I encourage you to share your feelings please do not be negative to others opinions. Let’s keep this friendly.)