As noted in the New York Times blog, “The Motherlode”, here is the article “A Doll That Breastfeeds” where you will also find the youtube demonstration that is all the rage. The doll, known as Bebe Gloton, (translated as Glutton Baby) is manufactured by a Spanish toy company.
Let’s be clear. This doll is for little girls. It comes with a halter top with daisy nipples that the child puts on. When she holds the baby doll to her chest, the doll makes a sucking noise at the plastic daisy nipple.
I’m still partial to my Thumbelina that didn’t do anything but squirm gently in my arms.
I’d love to hear what you think.