When Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein partnered in 2007 to create The Business of Being Born, they empowered thousands of women to make better birth choices and to not feel afraid to defy convention when it came to their bodies and health. Now they are back again, producing Breastmilk, a new film directed by Dana Ben-Ari that explores the politics and drama woman go through AFTER the birth when it comes time to breastfeed.
The film will premiere around the country in the spring of 2014, but will be shown this coming weekend at DOC in New York City. It centers on the challenges real women face when they go from being women to breastfeeding mothers. Following more than 10 different women on their quest to breastfeed, there are a wide range of experiences and expectations in the film.
It's a must-see for any woman who plans on breastfeeding. Both Ben-Ari and Epstein sat down with The Stir and answered questions about the film. See below: