Did everyone already see the new breastfeeding baby doll? Bebe Gloton literally translated glutinous baby) cries, nurses, and then belches (loudly). Responses are mixed: Some are glad to see a baby doll that doesn't come with a bottle and that specifically promotes breastfeeding. Some think it's pretty creepy even though they strongly advocate for breastfeeding moms. Some think breastfeeding is gross and, therefore, they think the doll is gross and inappropriate. And some think it's simply another unnecessary battery-operated toy (and that little girls can pretend to breastfeed any baby doll they own). Your thoughts?
As you would expect, there's often an August nurse-in or two that make the news like this month one happened HERE and another virtual nurse-in HERE.
FORTY-THREE states and the District of Columbia protect a breastfeeding mother's right to feed her baby in any public or private location. TWENTY-EIGHT states exempt breastfeeding from public indecency laws. TWENTY-FOUR states have laws related to breastfeeding in the workplace. TWELVE states exempt breastfeeding mothers from jury duty. And some states have specific language that allow a mother legal retribution against those who seek to oppress her breastfeeding rights.
I’m a joyful woman who wears many hats, including: wife, mom, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, granddaughter, cousin, friend, teacher, librarian, and follower of Christ. I’m also an ex-public school teacher turned SAHM turned unschooling mom. Our little midwestern family is tremendously grateful for the liberties we have to home school, homebirth, breastfeed, co-sleep, baby wear, non-circ, delay or not vaccinate, and utilize non-punitive, grace-based discipline. We work hard to keep up with the ins and outs of healthy living. It was painful, but we took the red pill and still continue to find new truths daily. I teach just a few short-courses for the local college each year, read and write book reviews and blog on the side. And if you must know, I have an undergrad in music (BA), a masters in library science (MLS), and a masters in educational technology (MEd).