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FMTV - The Milky Way

The Milky Way

Runtime: 93m 14s | Release date: 2014

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.

Featuring:
Jennifer Davidson
Jay Gordon
Alanis Morrisette
Minnie Driver
Carrie Ann Moss

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Chana Batya Rosenberg | 3 months, 2 weeks ago
I breast fed for 2-3 years. I would always cover myself since I respect people who don’t care for looking at a mother breastfeeding.
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Belinda Rosenberg | 1 year ago
another way the business and medical world is dis-empowering people .. women and babies first ... all for the mighty dollar....natural love and support is clearly the best and healthiest for mums and babies and the rest of the family who live with a more settled new addition and get to bond. I love these movies long live the truth!!! may we spread the word and and support the best option for a healthy society starting from the start of life ...
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 1 year ago
Very well said, Belinda :) Thanks for sharing your thoughts! ~ Iris
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Genie 369 | 1 year, 3 months ago
This video and information alike should be available to everyone. It is comforting when you find information is not merely to achieve a higher sales (for anything), but for greater good. Thank you.
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 1 year, 3 months ago
Thanks, Genie! It's really our mission to raise awareness to everyone and you are very much welcome to pass this on to everyone. ~ Jasmin
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Mairead : ) Box 30 | 2 years, 2 months ago
Isn't it rarely obvious that when hospitals and male doctors took child-birthing away from the mid-wives and in older cultures mothers & grandothers, they did so knowing that the sterile envoirment in which they brought the baby into & the use of synergic drugs and anti-biotics was going to affect the well-being of the child.
Before this western model was transferred through ever western country most Caucasian peoples were more wiry in nature, full of energy and vitality, no obesity in the older generations when we look back to the beginning of this century and earlier. Then the "too posh to push" was sold to millions of young wemon and they bought into it, not realising that in the spin of advertising they sold there children to the co-operate giants whom were very happy to have a new generation of co-dependant followers who will need pharmaceuticals,drugs and medical interventions from cradle to grave.
Anti-biotic over-use, anti-microbial handwashes, flu-shots, immunisation of children at schools without there parents conscent, HPV immunisation of young wemon & men, immunisation from all the different pandemic treats that keep evolving and dying off from media outlets yet all the people who bought into these fears not only have depleted there naturally immunity, they also got 40% more heavy metals in their bodies which is a neuro toxin. Amalgam (mercury) fillings put into children mouths another número-toxin, Floride in our water ( sterilises our natural gut microbes), glyschate sparayed over our food. GMO's in our foods from 1995. The list goes on and on and on...
No government is going to control these medical, dental or media establishments whom are all out to make money from us.
Money is needed to make this economic system we all live under continue so whether it is through sickness or health is completely immaterial to them, although they can control us more when we are sick and dependant.
It's up to each person to take control of their health & choose a life of mediocre ill-health or vibrant everlasting energy & wellness..... the choice is yours individually no-one can do it for you, except you.
The great news is that the human body re-builds every cell of it's being every 7 years, so it is not too late, it is never too late!!
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 2 years, 2 months ago
Hi Marie, thank you so much for sharing your insights about this film and topic, we appreciate it :) Again, thanks for watching! ~ Iris
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