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The Milky Way is Now Widely Available!

The documentary The Milky Way is now available on iTunes and all other VOD platforms for rent or purchases in 7 different languages! If you haven’t already seen this movie, check it out! I LOVED it… It covers such an important topic, everyone should see it!!

America has one of the lowest breast-feeding rates of anywhere in the world. Jennifer Davidson, a registered nurse and lactation consultant, ignited a cultural conversation through The Milky Way on how important breastfeeding is and how lost it is becoming in our society. The film features interviews from Dr. Jay Gordon , Nancy Williams (a professional lactation consultant) and Alanis Morrisette! You will feel moved, empowered, and inspired after watching this fantastic doc! 

Check out The Milky Way trailer:

 

For even more info look at this article from MovieMaker.com written by producer Chantal Molnar.

Have you seen The Milky Way? What did you think?

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  • Michelle K.

    I will have to watch this in full. The trailer made me cry and gave me goosebumps! Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!

  • Debi Cole

    Wow! I had no idea that Nancy Williams was involved with this!.She is a wonderful human being with so much knowledge and love for mama’s and babies! We go way back! Our grown daughters were buds! So proud of you Nancy! Go girl!

  • Lorrie Roehm

    I nursed both of my children Daughter born in 1969 and Son born in 1972 and all my friends nursed their babies; common practice for us. We ate so healthy so we would have excellent milk for our babies. So sad that Moms don’t take the time to nurse their babies now! Companies I worked at had rooms for Moms to pump milk with a refrigerator, common benefit.

    • lilly

      What ever. It’s not that they don’t take the time some just aren’t able to. And I was born in the 60’s and my mom and friends all smoked and had occasionally drinks, because, it was considered ok back then, while pregnant. My son was born with kidney failure and had to have a special formula and I thank god for that formula everyday. Don’t just assume moms are lazy and/or ignorant.

  • justine berran

    I saw the movie and I thought it was very informative. However it did make me sad when they said that hospitals look at sick babies as a way to make money. I work very hard and care for my patients and it makes me sad when people paint physicians in such a negative life. It also does upset me, as pointed out in the film, that if I ever do have a child I would get six weeks of maternity leave and then go right back to work 60-80 hr weeks, sometimes working 24-26 hour shifts. And there is no one pushing to change that culture.

    • Sarah Cookies

      The maternity leave in America is shockingly dire. It really upsets me to hear stories like yours – no wonder the breastfeeding rates are so low. Six weeks is barely long enough to establish a robust supply, let alone the fact that not everyone responds well to a pump.

    • Staci

      I completely agree. When we adopted our son I took 12 weeks off and then went back to work half days. My son is now 2 1/2 and I still only work until 2:30. I would not change that for anything, it is worth the sacrifice.

  • Staci

    My husband and I adopted our son and the birth mother wanted to breastfeed him while they were still in the hospital. Everyone thought I was crazy for letting her, they were afraid of the bonding. Well duh! That is a very bonding time and the birth mother told me that it was so important to her to be able to give “our” child, yes she said “our: child a very healthy start. How could I say no to that, she gave me the love of my life! Unfortunately she could not produce enough so the hospital had to supplement with formula. I could not have a child of my own but if I were able to I would definitely breastfeed.

  • goatgirlnyc

    Ahhhh, this is a topic near and dear to my heart.

    Haven’t seen this movie but am really excited to. My son is now 26 months old and we’re still nursing 1-2 times a day. Some people think I’m crazy (mostly family like my mom and mother-in-law) but most people are super supportive of our decision to breast feed for as long as we have. Our pediatrician and my ob/gyn in particular have both been extremely supportive and encouraging on so many levels.

    Honestly I never thought we would be doing it this long but life happens, all kids are different…and so we just sort of rolled with it.

  • Natalia M

    Great movie and well directed, with plenty of proven research and studies done over decades and yet Big Pharma still makes billions of dollars every year…this needs to stop now! Women are created to give life and are bodies have been amazingly designed to sustain life and feed our babies from the day they are born.

    I exclusively breastfed both of my kids up to when they turned 2, making it 4 years straight of breastfeeding combined! Breastmilk is a miracle and we should empower and support each other to nurse our precious babies/toddlers to help their immune system and other important functions to develop further.

    I’m proud to have nursed both of my kids and encouraged my new mom friends to do so also. We should spread the message and support one another!