Breastfeeding Barbie is what new motherhood is all about

Australian dollmaker Betty Strachan isn’t about pretty princess playthings. She wants to show you the realities of motherhood. 

A few weeks ago, she repainted and restyled a Barbie into a legit tired-looking pregnant doll, complete with a proportionate, protruding belly. 

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

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More recently, Strachan debuted a breastfeeding model, tiny baby accessory included, called “Mamas Worldwide Barbie” to demolish the stigma of breastfeeding in public. And the doll quickly sold out

This lovely breastfeeding doll is all ready to be listed on etsy ❤️ #breastisbest #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeeding #donthateeducate #latchthebabes

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“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,” she told the Huffington Post.

What’s most admirable about the doll is that her eyes are glossed over, her hair tied in a half-ass ponytail, and her body draped in some comfy-looking cotton. That is what new motherhood is really all about. 

H/T Someecards

Jessica Machado

Jessica Machado

Jessica Machado is the IRL editor of the Daily Dot. Previously, she was an associate editor at Rolling Stone. Her work has been published in the Washington Post, Elle, Vice, Salon, BuzzFeed, Guernica, Bitch, Bust, the Cut, the Awl, the Toast, among others.