Breastfeeding Doll Stirs Up Controversy
This was a very interesting report by local news reviewing a controversy over children exposed to breast feeding and a doll that facilitated children’s play that included nursing their doll. Many are uncomfortable with children mimicking breast feeding because they think of breasts in terms of sexual development and eroticism rather than imaginative play with themes of care-taking and maternal nurturing. I was pleased to contribute a point of view that focused on the meaning the play has for the children, in contrast to how adults may impose their erotic/sexual meaning on children’s behavior. Unfortunately the video is no longer available and only this very truncated transcript remains.