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Spanish breastfeeding baby doll in paedophile row
April 22, 2011 at
9:30 am • LAST EDITED:
December 29, 2011 at
National News • 4 Comments
• Breastfeeding doll has sparked controversy
A SPANISH doll that allows young girls to imitate breastfeeding has sparked controversy in the UK and America.
The ‘Breast Milk Baby,’ or so-called ‘greedy baby,’ made by Alicante-based Berjuan Toys, has sold 30,000 copies in Spain since it was first introduced in 2009.
But, now the doll – which makes sucking noises – has been met with outrage from parents in Britain and the US.
Although many health experts promote the benefits of breast-feeding, critics insist the doll is sexualising children, believing the idea to be too grown-up.
The harshest criticism came from the US show The O’Reilly Factor which claimed: “It incites paedophilia.”
But a Spanish toy market analyst laughed off the criticism, saying: “Here parents are delighted, especially those who have a second child: as mother and daughter can feed their babies together.”
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