Well, why not? — They have bottle-feeding babies! Here’s the article with pictures.
What I like about — it promotes breastfeeding to young, impressionable girls. It helps to instill in them a sense that breastfeeding is normal. Girls may be lacking this if they’ve never/rarely seen anyone nurse their baby before — either because she’s an only child, or she’s the youngest child of her siblings, or her mother nurses the baby in privacy (perhaps due to extreme modesty; perhaps because the baby is easily distracted), or she’s only seen babies bottle-fed in public, etc.
What I don’t like about it — the flowers look like pasties. Maybe I’m wrong, but it does seem a little, um, weird to me. Not judging anyone; just not sure if I’d get my daughter that. Actually, I know I wouldn’t get my daughter that, because I’m too much of a tightwad to pay that much for a doll!🙂 Besides, I think it’s overkill. My nieces (and even a nephew or two) would regularly “nurse” their dolls without the benefit of a pastie-daisy shirt and sound effects from the doll. Face it — kids imitate what they see, and they’ll use what they have on hand to do it. One boy I babysat started “nursing” his teddy bear because he saw his mom nurse his younger brother; I think my son did the same thing a couple of times. There’s a whole range of things young children might deem it appropriate to breastfeed — either themselves, or for their moms (see “Nursing Johnny Depp” for a humorous take on this topic), so a “Bebé Glotón” is at least extraneous. It’s better than a bottle-feeding doll in my opinion (I’m sure I’d conveniently “lose” the bottles), but I certainly don’t think it’s necessary.
What’s your take on it?