There's a new type of baby doll called The Breast Milk Baby. And American retailers are wary of her.
The breastfeeding doll is having a hard time getting onto mainstream retail shelves in America due to the fact that stores want to avoid possible controversy, said the doll maker, Berjuan Toys, a family-owned, 40-year-old doll maker based in Spain, told the Associated Press.
Here's how the doll works: Children wear a special top with sensors placed at petal appliques at the nipples. When the doll makes contact with the sensors, suckling sounds are triggered. The doll also burps and cries.
The Breast Milk Baby comes in eight varieties, with different skin tones and facial features. They cost $89, but are listed for 50 percent off on the company website in time for the holidays.
Read more about the baby doll in this Associated Press report.
What do you think of the doll? Would you buy it for your child?
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