They encourage parents who are considering the Breastfeeding Baby Doll to be open with their children about the process of breastfeeding, allowing any questions or conversation that it prompts.
The overwhelming opinion of those whom I have spoken with, as well as experts who have been interviewed on the topic, is that the impact of this Breastfeeding Baby Doll will depend on the attitude parents adopt towards it. If the doll is portrayed as inappropriate, it is likely that any child who encounters the doll will also view breastfeeding as inappropriate, shameful or something that shouldn’t be displayed. If the doll is explained honestly and the practice of breastfeeding becomes an open discussion, it is likely the child will view the practice more positively.
Fox News interviewed two health practitioners in the Twin Cities about their opinion on the Breastfeeding Baby Doll – I highly recommend watching the segment (and checking out some of the other links about the doll below) – I would love to hear YOUR thoughts on this toy!