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About the Movie
The Milky Way is a documentary exposé about breastfeeding in the United States, where Americans have one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world. The simple act of nursing a baby elicits a broad range of reactions, especially when done in public. We show how women can reclaim their birthright and return the nursing mother to her natural and crucial role in our society. This is a film by, for, and about women. Women’s stories, leading lactation professionals, archival footage, religious iconography, and formula advertisements show how mothers’ authority was co-opted by medical professionals. The film captures how mothers can access their inner knowledge, trust their babies and their own body’s wisdom, and why they should. The mission is to elevate the nursing mother to a place in society where she receives all the necessary support to nurse her child, where scientific evidence overrides marketing influences, and a woman does not fear nursing in public.
This film changed my life
If you are a parent, want to be a parent, or have parents, you need to see this film! It isn't just about breastfeeding - it's about how we treat our mothers and babies in the U.S., and how we can create a more nurturing environment and society. Buy The Milky Way - you will be so happy you did!
A very informative documentary
As an expectant mother, I found this very helpful. This really opened my eyes to how our country is currently lacking in support for breastfeeding and breastfeeding mothers and how I can go about succeeding in my breastfeeding goals despite those roadblocks. Thanks for making this movie!
The Milky Way
Thorough exploration of the benefits of breastfeeding to both moms and babies, and of the many obstacles women face in their breastfeeding journeys. Very well presented. Entertaining and provocative.