'Breast milk baby' coming to U.S. market

A version of the breast-feeding doll called the Bebe Gloton, made by Spain's Berjuan Toys. (Berjuan Toys)

July 19, 2011 10:34:32 AM PDT
A controversial doll that allows children to imitate the act of breast-feeding is coming to America. Berjuan, the Spanish company that makes the toy, last week announced plans to bring "Breast Milk Baby" to the U.S. market, starting with the ASD trade show in Las Vegas July 31.

The doll, which comes with a special halter top with two flowers positioned where nipples would be, makes suckling sounds when its mouth is brought close to sensors embedded in the flowers. But breast-feeding experts and moms are torn on whether the toy is natural, useful or disgusting.

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