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Written by James Kicinski-McCoy

Photography by Photo courtesy of Cynthia van Elk

Need a good movie to add to your list of must-sees? Breastmilk premiered in New York City last week, and, as the name suggests, it’s a film about nursing and the controversy that still surrounds it. While the breast-baring movie posters may make some people feel uneasy (probably not so much for anyone who has nursed), that is the exact reaction producers Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein (the same women behind the powerful documentary The Business of Being Born) want.

The film follows five diverse breastfeeding families—mothers and fathers, both gay and straight—through their journey to breastfeed their babies during the first year, along with the challenges, successes, failures, and (at times) judgement that each one of them endure.

After seeing the Breastmilk trailer below, we are thirsty for more. You, too? Find a screening near you here.

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