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This Mom Made the Breastfeeding Doll You Never Knew You Wanted

I may have just found the best Hanukkah gift for all moms with babies and toddlers. Yes, a breastfeeding doll exists. We all know that being a mom is tough, and breastfeeding is one of those things that some moms do that often gets overlooked–or worse, shamed. This is why one Australian mom made a breastfeeding mom doll to help normalize breastfeeding.

Who is this wonderful woman? Her name is Betty Strachan, and she’s a mom of two young kids, aged 3 and 5. She sells her handmade dolls, called “Mamas Worldwide Barbie,” on her Etsy shop, All The Little Dolls. The drew inspiration from the mothers in a mom group she’s a part of, which she explained to The Huffington Post:

“The decision to make a breastfeeding doll didn’t come consciously. I’m a member of a mothers’ group that’s comprised of very lovely and supportive women. I remember one day, I was drawing the new face on a Barbie doll, and she just seemed to be the embodiment of the entire group.”

And it’s not just adults she’s just trying to connect and educate; it’s kids, too–she told Metro:

“I realized that it was really something that should be available ― because, like most things that society deems unacceptable, educating children is the way to erase the stigma behind it.

When I became a mother, seeing the effect of the toys children are exposed to first hand, I noticed that the lack of diversity could be potentially damaging psychologically. A girl with brown skin and dark eyes may look at a light skinned doll and wonder why it’s classed as beautiful and she is not.”

Here are some of my favorites below:

I’ve been working on a little something today 👶🏼❤️

A photo posted by Betty S (@allthelittledolls) on

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