Does your daughter breastfeed her dolls?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Heather posted a pic on her blog of her daughter breastfeeding her dolly & it's raised some discussion, so I couldn't resist posting this:
Yes my daughter breastfeeds her dolls - in fact she twin breastfeeds them - just like her mummy did with her baby brothers!
Even my son "breastfed" his doll when I was breastfeeding his baby sister!!! (although I'm sure he'll die of embaressment about this when he's a teenager!!)
I think it's normal & beautiful that they want to copy their mum!

8 comments:

Saminda said...

Definately normal Renanta! In fact, Elijah often breastfeeds his monkey "Bobo" while I'm feeding Will! And Saraya feeds her baby doll. I love the tandem feeding Ellie is doing- how gorgeous.

Grandma said...

Hi Narn, I remember you breastfeeding your dolls too - you were really cute....Lots of love Mum xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Heather said...

Thanks for posting this Renata! I too think it's beautiful and sweet, and I was so upset that someone would think it strange.

This picture is just adorable - Ellie is all prepared for twins someday!

Mum-me said...

What a cute photo. And no, I don't think your son will be happy to see the photos of him 'breastfeeding' a dolly when he is older. We are saviing a few of those type of photos to show on our son's 21st birthday. (including the one where he was wearing nothing but his toy guitar, which only just covered up the vital bits.)

Saminda said...

Another "dummy" question for you Renata (seeing as your 2 boys love them so much). William has really taken to sucking his to go to sleep. This is just starting to become a problem as he loses it and wakes up wanting it again. He's too little yet to really keep it in his mouth (or do I try a different type?) Any advice or hints for me? My very good sleeper has started to be a lot more wakeful!! Maybe it's the beginning of teething, or a growth spurt but he doesn't seem hungry- just wants to suck the dummy. Help!

Samster.com said...

My boys have both breast fed various toys, Lion often gave birth to a frog and some other weird things while I was pregnant with Dragon. Both C section babies so the giving birth routine involved "now I chop me open and rip da froggy out, den i tikytake (stickytape) me up". Bit graphic, but so cute. They copy what they know. I can't wait to tell them when they are older :)

Deanna said...

No, my girls don't do that...but I didn't breastfeed.

That picture is adorable though...

Kylie said...

How cute! Sarah hasn't tried anything like that though I wonder if she will start now that she has seen Ellie doing it. Miss you all very much.

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