Showing posts from August, 2009

Beware the Breastfeeding Doll

Are North Americans really this uptight? I came across this article and got a good chuckle -- then I realized these people were serious. It’s an article on a breastfeeding doll – a controversial breastfeeding doll (as anything to do with breastfeeding would be). Here is what some of the less-educated members of our society had to say about it: “the idea of breast-feeding is too grown-up for young children -- and may even promote early pregnancy”; This doll may “speed up maternal urges in the little girls who play it”; It is “like introducing sex education in first grade instead of seventh or eighth grade.” And (my favorite), “it could inadvertently lead little girls to become traumatized . You never know the effects this could have until she’s older”. Traumatized? I’ ve had some ridiculous warnings throughout my two year parenting gig and I just have to wonder, where do people come up with these thoughts? We’re talking some serious imagination here; do these people realize they ju