I saw the video clip and there is absolutely nothing wrong with this doll. It doesn't suck, it doesn't touch the child's breast in any way, it teaches children where babies need to get their nourishment from, it will hopefully encourage children to learn that the healthiest way for a mother to feed their baby is to breastfeed him or her so that when the girl grows into womanhood and is ready to become a mother, she will choose to give her baby the best possible nutritional and healthy start in life.
If a girl doesn't wish to have the doll, then of course don't purchase if for her. But if she is interested in this, then there is absolutely no problem with it, and that from a conservative Christian.
I have seen many young female children pretend to breastfeed their dolls, especially when they see their mother breastfeeding their younger sibling. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this. This has occurred for thousands of years, before any sanitized doll was in the picture.
Appropriately played with, there is only everything right with this doll. And were a girl to put this doll up to her breast, the doll has absolutely no ability to suck. Watch the video clip, that's MORE than obvious. All that happens when the doll's upper lip and nose touches the fake nipple on the apron (a nipple that looks like a 1960's flower, by the way, which might just confuse a few children) is for the doll to emit a sucking noise. Frankly, I'm a bit disappointed that the doll doesn't even look like its sucking. (!) I'd think its a bit of a rip-off and probably wouldn't buy it for a young girl for that reason. But the doll can still be used as a helpful educational teaching for children. At least the doll has a tongue that is visible when its mouth is open, so that parents can tell their children that breastfeeding by a baby is done mainly with the upper lip and the tongue.
The world is full of perverted people who love to view women as sexual objects to be seen, etc. for their pleasure --- lets go after these perverts who view women in the wrong ways first. (!) Lets go after men --- fathers, brothers, uncles, grandfathers who commit incest on their daughters, sisters, nieces, granddaughters --- that's one in four women who have been raped in their lives, many from a very young age. (!) Lets focus on jailing these raving idiot males, instead. (!)
MENSAN, there are a lot of things that it would be wise for you to oppose in this world, but I assure you as a parent, this is NOT one of them. (*Good grief*...)
And leave the teaching of breastfeeding up to parents, like Kravenhead very wisely suggested.
I'm adding to this 6 days later, MENSAN. You know, I didn't acknowledge in the least, above, how genuinely concerned you are for the health of young girls regarding this doll --- thank-you for that. As a parent, it is good to be made aware of things like this doll so we can decided what we think about it, one way or the other.
It was good to see you here. Hope all's well with you and hope you'll post more questions!!
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