Berjuan Toys’ Breast Milk Baby Dolls Seek Acceptance in U.S.

Berjuan Toys, maker of the world’s first breastfeeding dolls, has been struggling for more than a year to introduce their dolls into traditional retail channels. Thus far, they have been unsuccessful. Dennis Lewis, the Breast Milk Baby doll ambassador in the U.S., recently stated “although we’ve received overwhelming support from people all over the country, most retailers haven’t been willing to risk the controversy.”

“Our Breast Milk Baby dolls support and encourage breastfeeding. Over the past year we have been working diligently to bring our beautiful high quality dolls into retail outlets all over the country, but the truth is it’s just not working. The attitudes toward breastfeeding and the social taboo it still unfortunately represents are creating obstacles that a small company like Berjuan Toys can’t overcome. Sadly, the owners of the factory in Spain have all but given up on the U.S. market for these wonderful dolls.”

For this reason, the company has made a call to supporters asking for help. From now until Christmas, they are offering a 50 percent discount on their website by using the promo code XMAS.  In addition, for every doll sold between now and Christmas, the company will contribute $5 to support local grassroots breastfeeding initiatives.

The Breast Milk Baby Doll Releases in the U.S.

Berjuan Toys, known for its doll lines, is introducing The Breast Milk Baby Doll to the U.S. The news is being met with a mixture of controversy and endorsements due to the doll’s primary feature that allows young girls to simulate the breast-feeding process.

The Breast Milk Baby Doll comes with a halter-top that girls wear as a vest with flower decorations positioned over where the nipples would be. When the doll’s face is brought near the embedded sensors in the flowers, the baby doll emits a series of soft, suckling sounds and makes motions. According to Dennis Lewis, U.S. representative for Berjuan, the doll has sold millions in Europe.

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