Sunday, November 15, 2009

Formula-Fed America

Weekend at the Movies Part 2: I guess I'm having a double feature this weekend, but I couldn' t possibly wait to share this.




The info on the site is a little bit lacking, but hopefully there will be more soon, as it's very new. Could this be "The Business of Being Born" for breastfeeding? (Or perhaps a "Food, Inc." for babies?)

"Formula feeding is the longest lasting uncontrolled experiment lacking informed consent in the history of medicine." -- Dr. Frank Oski

UPDATE Monday 11/16: I emailed them, asking about release dates and screenings and such, and got this reply: "We are still in the process of filming and hope to wrap by early April, we are also still looking at different avenues for promotion and release, nothing is set in stone yet. Thank you for visiting our site! We will keep you updated!"

So, we'll have to wait a bit, but I am sure it'll be more than worth it. I'll pass along anything I hear, of course!

15 comments:

  1. OHMYGOD THANK YOU!!!!! passing this on everywhere!

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  2. Doesn't it look so promising? I am STOKED. I have to find out about hosting a screening here.

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  3. This doesn't have to do with this particular post (though, thanks for this!) but have you seen this site? http://www.givingbirthnaturally.com/online-birth-videos.html

    The second birth video on the page has an en caudal water birth.

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  4. Whoa, that is wild. Great site find - I had not seen it! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Thank you so much for posting this! I am so happy to see something like this being put together!!

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  6. Check out the update I just added - looks like it's actually still filming! So, patience - the payoff is bound to be killer.

    I'll keep you updated with anything further I hear!

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  7. Wow! That is pretty cool. I am so glad that I am nursing my son. I'm going to imbed this in my blog. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. This looks good. I was so disapointed when my milk dried up during a week long nursing strike due to a sinus infection at 13 1/2 months.

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  9. Man, that must have been tough! I have been lucky to not experience any nursing strikes *knock wood*. I hear they're really rough.

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  10. Ive been watching the formula fed america's fb page for months. I cant wait for its release!! If clicked all the "demand it" links. I hope it releases somewhere near to me.... or that someone does something cool with it!!

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  11. Formula feeding moms would appreciate respect from breastfeeding moms. Although breastfeeding was my ideal, I could not physically do it due to a severe and post partum depression. It was extremely painful for me to accept that about myself. My daughter is healthy and happy because my intention has always been to give her what she needs on every level. It is all about intention. My pain came because there was a voice in my own head that wouldn't let go of MY need to be a 'perfect' mother and MY inability to trust in the divine order of things. I don't think that movies depicting the 'poisoning' of America by formula feeding are appropriate.

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  12. Edited comment.

    I have edited my previous comment. Please see below. thanks.

    Formula feeding moms would appreciate respect from breastfeeding moms. Although breastfeeding was my ideal, I could not physically do it due to a severe post partum depression. It was extremely painful for me to accept that about myself. My daughter is healthy and happy because my intention has always been to give her what she needs on every level. It is all about intention. My pain came because there was a voice in my own head that wouldn't let go of MY need to be a 'perfect' mother and MY inability to trust in the divine order of things. Movies depicting the 'poisoning' of America by formula feeding are inappropriate and do more poisoning of American minds than any food.

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  13. I'm genuinely sorry you had a rough time. PPD can surly be brutal. This film, I hope, will go a long way towards addressing the problems of the formula companies and their horribly unethical marketing practices as well as the lack of real, consistent support for mothers like me and you in this country.

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