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About the Event
Join Nola Nesting for a fun, informational and inspirational evening!
Spend time before the film meeting our sponsors and enter to win some amazing door prizes including a Medela Breast Pump!
The film begin at 6 and will be followed by a panel discussion with leading breastfeeding advocates and resources!
We have had such an incredible response for raffle items that we want to share the love with the Greater New Orleans Breastfeeding Awareness Coalition. You can read about the amazing prizes (they're awesome) here. Tickets are $5 or 5 for $20.
To purchase raffle tickets in advance you can send payment via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org, please include your contact information in the comments section and select 'gift' in stead of 'services' so that all the funds can go to increasing breastfeeding awareness in New Orleans!
Supporting partners include East Jefferson General Hospital, ZukaBaby, Medela, Olivia Grey Pritchard Photography, New Orleans Moms Blog, Nola Baby and Family Magazine, Macaroni Kid New Orleans, Nurture Nannies, Storyville, Acadien Chiropractic, Baby Bump Maternity and Children's, Natural Nannies and more!
About the film
Why do breasts and breastfeeding excite such interest, controversy, rage and passion? Breastfeeding has made a lot of headlines lately – from the controversial photo on the cover of Time magazine to Whoopi Goldberg’s public bashing of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, to military moms being criticized for breastfeeding in uniform. Our society is enamored with “baby bumps” but what follows the birth is a different, slightly messier story. Lactose intolerance takes on a whole new meaning as it relates to women, their breasts and their milk. The act of breastfeeding has been immortalized by great artists all over the world, so why are we disturbed by contemporary images of women nurturing children? Why do we have to struggle to normalize this human mammalian behavior?
Filmed in an elegant and revealing style, BREASTMILK is an intimate exploration of the constructs that can make breastfeeding daunting for so many women. First-time filmmaker Dana Ben-Ari follows a diverse group of expectant parents in NYC from pregnancy through the first year of their child’s life. Before giving birth, the mothers share their goals and assumptions about breastfeeding and then Ben-Ari objectively documents each family’s journey with striking outcomes that subvert viewers expectations. Interspersed with these personal stories, a cast of experts gives bold insight into questions of maternal and reproductive health, biological feminism, and of the moral dimensions of health. Audiences will be deeply engaged in BREASTMILK’s refreshingly unbiased perspective on this ancient, primal and controversial bond between mothers and babies.
Nurslings are welcome at the event. However, babies or children that are just being kids, but may be being disruptive to other viewers will be asked to step out until the baby/child has settled.