Latching on : a film

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  • Creator by Katja Esson ; producer, director, Katja Esson ; produced by Penelope Pictures
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication New York, NY : Women Make Movies, 2010.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 videodisc (36 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
  • OCLC ocn612469367
  • Credits
    • Camera, Katja Esson ; editors, Kate Eales, Felix Drawe ; music, Liz Lyzinger


  • "After filmmaker Katja Esson's sister gave birth in Germany, she was able to breastfeed her baby anywhere and at any time. Returning home to New York, Esson found that breastfeeding was rarely practiced and largely unseen. Her documentary highlights the intersecting economic, social, and cultural forces that have helped replace mother's milk with formula produced by a billion dollar industry, and reveals the challenges and rewards for women who buck the trend. 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."--Container.


  • Originally produced in 2009; released in 2010.
  • DVD, NTSC.
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