Donor Milk, a documentary exploring the donation of breastmilk through the eyes of grieving and giving mothers, premiers Thursday, March 1, at River Oaks Theater in Houston.
I breastfed my three babies because I felt it was the best option for them and I was fortunate to have an amazing obstetrician who educated me before my first child’s birth and answered all of my questions as I learned. I was also fortunate in that each of my births went well, and three very healthy babies were born and have grown into three healthy children.
That is not the case with everyone.
I think this is going to be an important movie. I think breastfeeding is amazing and designed by God for our babies.
I am hoping to attend the premiere or at least get may hands on a DVD as soon as they are available.
Since I haven’t sent the movie yet, and yet I want to get the word out, I’m going to share more about the movie by posting an excerpt of the press release here:
Donor Milk seeks to educate viewers on the absolute importance of breastfeeding our babies and provides options for those who cannot to locate human milk. It discusses powers human breast milk has on babies. It explores the different ways breast milk is shared from mothers who have lost a baby to babies who are in the most need for breast milk.
Leading experts in the field of obstetrics, human milk pasteurization, health economics, and nutrition provide insights never before captured in a documentary about donor human milk. The film visits non-profit Human Milk Banking Association donor centers all across the United States, the for-profit corporation that has developed the first-ever human milk fortifier, and numerous donor moms and families whose stories will touch and change your life.
The common thread connecting the interviews will be the stories of grieving mothers as they accept their loss and turn the love for their child’s memory into a passionate gift of life-saving milk to other mothers and children in desperate need. As the Chair of the UK Milk Banking Association says, “We can never forget the donors. Because without the donors, there would be no milk.”
Donor Milk is premiering in Houston at the River Oaks Theater on Thursday, March 1, 2012. Tickets can be purchased at the theater or in advanced online at www.kingwestpictures.com/donormilk. Tickets are $20 with a portion of the proceeds going to The Human Milk Banking Association of North America.
DVDs will be available to purchase at the premier and online starting March 2, 2012.
Donor milk was created by King | West Pictures.
I’d love for you to pass this post along to anyone you think it might help, to anyone who can support this film and help get the word out. Please post it on Facebook, Tweet it or copy and paste the link and email to a friend. I want to help those babies and grieving families, and I’d love for you to help me. Thanks for considering that.
Have you considered donating or accepting breastmilk? if so, I’d love to hear your story, too.