Breastfeeding Double Feature

Friday September 27, 2013

6:00 pm Breast is Best
7:00 pm Presentation
8:00 pm Latching On: The Politics of Breastfeeding in America
8:35 pm Community Panel
Amphitheatre, Saint Paul University, Ottawa

Our originally selected September film, Bottled Up!, will not be ready to screen until 2014.  In its place, we have an exciting evening of Breastfeeding shorts lined up.  We will start the evening with a screening of the promotional video, Breast is Best, followed by a presentation by local IBCLC, Fleur Bickford.  We will then screen the hilarious film Latching On: The Politics of Breastfeeding in America, and some other comical breastfeeding treats, concluding with our audience enticing Community Panel and Discussion.

Breast is Best
Breast is Best, a prize-winning film from Norway, is now the most extensive film on mother baby friendly practices, including breastfeeding.  Thirty three different topics are covered in separate chapters.  This is the film used in more than 50 countries to promote the WHO/UNICEF Ten Steps program.

For more information on the film, please visit the Breast is Best website.


Special Presentation by Fleur Bickford, IBCLC

This presentation will follow the screening of Breast is Best, an instructional video from Norway.

Latching On: The Politics of Breastfeeding in America
Latching On draws on lively first-hand accounts from mothers of diverse ethnicities and economic backgrounds, as well as candid observations by pediatricians, healthcare providers, lactation specialists, and the proprietor of New York’s first breastfeeding boutique.

Tensions around public breastfeeding and “breast is best” promotion campaigns highlight society’s perceived interest in regulating women’s reproductive behavior, as well as the power of culture to assign sexual and moral meaning to mothers’ bodies. Entertaining and insightful, Latching On is an important analysis of the politics of breastfeeding, illuminating the complexities behind a simple, natural act.

“…would spark interesting debates among a generation of students that tends to have strong opinions to offer about issues of work-life balance, environmental responsibility, parenting, and motherhood.”
Erin Marie Arizzi
Films for the Feminist Classroom

“The message is not that breastfeeding is inherently difficult for the vast majority of women; rather, it is the unsupportive way in which our culture approaches breastfeeding that makes this very natural process profoundly challenging for so many mothers.”
Dr. Jerry Calnen, M.D.
President, Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

 For more information on the film, please visit the Latching On: The Politics of Breastfeeding in America website.

Panel Discussion and Talk Back to follow the film.

Location of Screening

All screenings will be held at Saint Paul University at 223 Main Street in Ottawa.  Parking is available on the North side of the building for a flat fee of $4.  Street parking is available.  Please enter the building through the door off the North parking lot.  There will be a sign to indicate what room the screening will be in.
For information on the location of the screening, please click here.

Advance sales are now closed.

Tickets will be available at the door for $15, until we are sold out.  Cash only please.


Paperless Tickets

Paper tickets will not be issued.  You will receive a confirmation e-mail and your tickets will be noted by your e-mail address.  You do not need to print anything – we’ve gone paperless!


Latching On – Movie Trailer


Breast is Best – Movie Trailer


This festival is completely volunteer run.  All proceeds will go to support local birth and breastfeeding groups.

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