A Brisbane mother has created a custom-made breastfeeding Barbie doll aimed at normalising an often-stigmatised part of life.
Mother-of-two Betty Strachan created her custom “Mamas Worldwide Barbie” doll in order to “reflect motherhood in all its glory”, The Huffington Post reports.
Her first prototype featured a hand-painted face and a baby doll accessory, and was so warmly received by her mother’s group that Ms Strachan decided to produce more and sell them online.
“I realised 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,” she said.
Ms Strachan’s first batch of dolls have since sold out.
She said most of her customers have been mothers with young children, and that she has received a number of photos of the families enjoying their new toys.
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