Is breast feeding baby doll an appropriate toy? Robin and Jen take sides:
Is a toy doll that mimics breast-feeding a good way to teach "nurturing" to little girls? We've heard from a lot of you during "Morning Express with Robin Meade" today about "The Breast Milk Baby":
Christine in Savannah, GA emailed us:
It is ok for little boys to "kill" each other with their toys, why is it not ok for a little girl to "nurse" a doll? Maybe it will help Americans be more comfortable with breastfeeding. As a new mom I'm surprised at how uncomfortable many people still are with something so natural and healthy.
Vinnie tweeted Robin (@RobinMeade):
My 15 yr old daughter just watched that segment with me & she was aghast about the #breastfeedingdoll. Not good.
Cheri wrote on our facebook page:
When I had my kids many yrs ago I.nursed them all and they all three would nurse their baby dolls. This doll is no.big deal God gave us breast to feed our baby's so what if kids pretend to breast feed.
Patty on facebook says:
I have 5 kids. 4 of them girls.. and I would not get this doll..our kids learn things too early..let them be kids..they wont be breast-feeding until they are adults.
What do you think?