2015 Documentary Not Rated 93 Minutes
|On Blu-ray||August 11, 2015||Now Available||?|
|On DVD||August 11, 2015||Now Available||?|
"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. "The Milky Way" shows 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.