Sex Roles (2011) 64:592–594 DOI 10.1007/s11199-010-9905-0 MEDIA REVIEW Latching On: The Politics of Breastfeeding in America. Directed by Katja Esson. Penelope Pictures, 2010. 36 min., Color, DVD. Available from Women Make Movies (www.wmm.com) $250 (University Price) Michele Acker Received: 25 September 2010 /Accepted: 25 November 2010 /Published online: 5 January 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 . . . Keywords Breastfeeding Media Objectification aspect as there are no other documentary films on this topic Attitudes Work (except for instructional videos). It quickly becomes clear that this issue of infant feeding is more complex than just a personal choice. I especially Immediately upon seeing the cover of the DVD case for the enjoyed the person on the street interviews where the documentary “Latching On: The Politics of Breastfeeding filmmaker asked whether babies should be breast or bottle in America,” where the Statue of Liberty is shown nursing fed. All of the people, old and young, male and female her baby, it is evident that this is a no-holds barred portrayal responded fairly emphatically that it was the breast. This is of breastfeeding in contemporary America. The filmmaker, consistent with many studies that find the message of Katja Esson, introduces the
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