Well, it actually has already happened, as the toymaker who concocted the Bebe Gluton is now bringing the concept to American shores.
Introducing Breastmilk Baby!
I’m putting the video after the jump because there are some pictures of actual breastfeeding in the ad, so NSFW…
You know, my dislike of this doll has absolutely nothing to do with approving or disapproving of breastfeeding (which I happen to support, but I also support women who bottlefeed as well) but rather thinking it is just unnecessary.
Proponents of the doll say that other dolls on the market which have bottles are “confusing” for children.
I’m sorry, but when the girl who plays with the doll becomes an adult, she is not going to shun breastfeeding because that is what she did with her dolls when she was five. Then that would mean no one in my generation would be breastfeeding, and that ain’t the case.