Europe always seems to have that extra step when it comes to the comfort zone around sexuality. The newest doll from Spain called “Bebe Gloton” is a first in the doll world, it’s a baby that you can breast feed. Many parents in North America don’t want to encourage the nurturing aspect of little girls who want to mimic their mothers by breastfeeding a doll. Breastfeeding in Europe is seen in a different light than in North American prude quarters who frown upon the practice that many believe should not be seen in public. The peasants are getting restless, the torches and pitchforks are out already on the streets, American culture is not ready a breastfeeding doll. We can tolerate a Sarah Palin toting a gun and a bible doll but not a breastfeeding doll.
“This isn’t gross. What’s gross is a doll that poops.”
Bye-bye Bottle: Breastfeeding Baby Dolls are Here