LATCHING ON: THE POLITICS OF BREASTFEEDING IN AMERICA

A film by Katja Esson
After filmmaker Katja Essons sister gave birth in Germany, she was able to breastfeed her baby anywhere and at any time. Returning home to New York, Esson found that breastfeeding was rarely practiced and largely unseen. Academy Award® Nominee Esson (Ferry Tales) turned her quirky eye on the subject and set out to learn why this was so. Her wide-ranging, frequently funny documentary highlights the intersecting economic, social, and cultural forces that have helped replace mothers milk with formula produced by a billion dollar industry, and reveals the challenges and rewards for women who buck the trend. Video follows: "Courtesy of Women Make Movies, www.wmm.com."

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