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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:36 am
 


Title: Doll that mimics breastfeeding stirring controversy
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Posted By: wildrosegirl
Date: 2011-03-31 06:52:46


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Lewis said he thinks too many people in the U.S. have been duped into believing there's something shameful and taboo about breastfeeding.


I think that is a big part of it. Breasts are more of a sexual appendage then a conveyance of nutrition. Still, a 10 year old girl pushing a stroller is cute, not so much if you saw her breast feeding.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:54 am
 


"Clearly, this reflects a problem with how breastfeeding is regarded in our country," he said in the statement.

"A hundred years ago, 90 per cent of Americans would have laughed at all this controversy."

Yes, a grown women breast feeding is quite natural. It's a sign of motherhood and caring for her child. Unless this dudes country is filled with 9 year olds breast feeding kids, there is a difference between his country supporting breastfeeding and supporting kids pretending to do it.

Secondly, a hundred years ago kids were not bombarded by all these objects and toys that taught them to grow up. Hell they had a story on some dude who made stripper toys for little kids.

A hundred years ago kids wouldn't even have given a second thought about pretending to breat feed a child because kids were doing what kids should be doing which is being kids.

Kids are required to have fun, go to school, do there homework and that's all. Kids are not suppose to be bombared with adulthood before they are even 10 years away from actually being able to do this stuff in real-life... as adults.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:33 am
 


But Bacardi4206, you know kids imitate everything they see. I'd go as far as saying that young girls that saw/see women breastfeeding, imitate that behavior with their dolls.

Thing is, most girls today are never exposed to that, seeing that families are smaller, breastfeeding is not as common and is even taboo.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:35 am
 


Still better then little baby poops a lot.



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:46 pm
 


Guy_Fawkes wrote:
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Lewis said he thinks too many people in the U.S. have been duped into believing there's something shameful and taboo about breastfeeding.


I think that is a big part of it. Breasts are more of a sexual appendage then a conveyance of nutrition. Still, a 10 year old girl pushing a stroller is cute, not so much if you saw her breast feeding.


I believe you've fallen for that taboo he describes. I for one enjoy the looks of womens' breasts, but I also like hair, eyes, mouths, necks, shoulders . . . and legs. None of which have been designated 'sexual appendages' by the 'moral majority'.

Breasts have a dual purpose, to feed babies, and to add desirable curves to an already curvy shape.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:51 pm
 


Too much, Too soon!


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But Bacardi4206, you know kids imitate everything they see. I'd go as far as saying that young girls that saw/see women breastfeeding, imitate that behavior with their dolls.


I can personally state that you are correct - that does in fact happen. And they don't need a $100 doll to do it either.

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Thing is, most girls today are never exposed to that, seeing that families are smaller, breastfeeding is not as common and is even taboo.


Too true. My wife and I run with a social circle in which breastfeeding is the norm, and virtually all the little girls pretend to breastfeed at some time or another (and ask for blankets and things to be turned into slings to carry their dolls, etc). There's virtually no bottle feeding play though. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:10 pm
 


Yogi wrote:
Too much, Too soon!


Not at all. It's never too soon to teach girls to trust and respect their own bodies, especially when it comes to matters of child rearing and child birth. There is far too much pressure out there in the other direction.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:31 pm
 


IMO, just seems that kids need to be kids, plenty of time to 'grow up' later. Certainly kids should be taught all about their bodies. These things are also 'time appropriate'. How about a 'little boys 'ken doll' for 5 yr olds, that 'when stroked, gets a woody, & shoots jizz'. After all, shouldn't boys be taught 'all about their bodies' as well!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:44 pm
 


DrCaleb wrote:
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Lewis said he thinks too many people in the U.S. have been duped into believing there's something shameful and taboo about breastfeeding.


I think that is a big part of it. Breasts are more of a sexual appendage then a conveyance of nutrition. Still, a 10 year old girl pushing a stroller is cute, not so much if you saw her breast feeding.


I believe you've fallen for that taboo he describes. I for one enjoy the looks of womens' breasts, but I also like hair, eyes, mouths, necks, shoulders . . . and legs. None of which have been designated 'sexual appendages' by the 'moral majority'.

Breasts have a dual purpose, to feed babies, and to add desirable curves to an already curvy shape.

Ah I should have cleared that up, I meant that in North America "Breasts are seen as more of a sexual appendage then a conveyance of nutrition."

I agree completely with the point you made; if we sexualized feet, they would gain similar status to breasts.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:33 am
 


I think toy makers run out of ideas and options to renew, because everything has already been done.
So automatically, when you come up with something new, it will be controversial.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:41 am
 


I dont see why they couldnt make a doll that learns language. A doll that would pick/mimic its owners speech, so a kid could (over a few weeks) teach the baby doll to say words and string those into phrases. I have been looking and cant find a doll that can do this.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:21 am
 


Guy_Fawkes wrote:
I dont see why they couldnt make a doll that learns language. A doll that would pick/mimic its owners speech, so a kid could (over a few weeks) teach the baby doll to say words and string those into phrases. I have been looking and cant find a doll that can do this.


You might be thinking of a Furbee. ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:24 am
 


DrCaleb wrote:
Guy_Fawkes wrote:
I dont see why they couldnt make a doll that learns language. A doll that would pick/mimic its owners speech, so a kid could (over a few weeks) teach the baby doll to say words and string those into phrases. I have been looking and cant find a doll that can do this.


You might be thinking of a Furbee. ;)


I still have a few of these ^^^ still in the original packaging! The technology could be used in any doll-toy. Wonder why that hasn't been done yet.


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