Booby Trapped: Breast Feeding Baby Doll Causes Controversy

August 15, 2011 Updated Aug 15, 2011 at 3:39 AM EDT

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Booby Trapped: Breast Feeding Baby Doll Causes Controversy

August 15, 2011 Updated Aug 15, 2011 at 3:39 AM EDT

(CONNECTEDMICHIGAN.COM) There have been dolls that burp, dolls that need to be fed, and dolls that can cry, and now for the first time, there's a doll that can be breast fed.

Although it's not yet available in the United States, the toy is already causing controversey.

Spain-based Berjuan Toys is bringing their Breast Milk Baby to the United States after a successful run overseas. The realistic doll is trying to teach the youth of America that breast-feeding is a healthy, natural way to feed a baby, complete with a realistic suckling mechanism.

Each doll comes with a "fashionable" halter-top to be worn by the child, decorated with two flowers carefully positioned where the nipples would be.

The doll also makes motions and suckling sounds when a sensor in its mouth comes close to sensors inside the flowers.

Although many health care providers promote the benefits of breast-feeding, parents around the world have criticized the doll, saying the idea of breast-feeding is too grown-up for young children, and may even promote early pregnancy.

The doll will sell for around $90 dollars when it hits the stores.

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