Untying BREASTFEEDING: A Documentary Film

Untying Breastfeeding is a film that aims to give a voice to mothers' struggles as they navigate through breastfeeding challenges, significantly the congenital birth anomaly of a tongue tie. Through the film we will tell the story of mothers for whom breastfeeding is immensely important but challenging, and trace the arduous process of getting the right help, encountering medical professionals who often have a dismissive , denigrative or prescriptive approach. We juxtapose these mothers' stories with the voices of experts who are the forerunners of treating this condition. Many of these professionals are mothers who were brought into the field of lactation and tongue tie owing to their own breastfeeding challenges. Thus their approach to mothers is as empathetic as it is clinical, providing the care and support that is essential for mothers. As the knowledge of the condition grows, these professionals are raising their voice to ensure the mothers' voice is not drowned out, and that the treatment is holistic and responsive to the needs of every mother and child.

One third of the film has already been shot, and we are looking to raise funds for the rest of the shoot, as well as post production. We need your support to bring awareness to this global health issue.

The project is spearheaded by Effath Yasmin, a International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Craniosacral Biodynamic Practitioner who has diagnosed and treated many babies with tongue tie, and restored breastfeeding for several mothers.

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7th May 2018
Dear supporters,

Post Production Stage Peek-a-boo: Day in and day out, the only thing our team is doing is this - getting the final film ready in place for the Premiere at AsLit Symposium on 19th May 2018.
While the edit team is finalising the structure and flow of the film; the animation team is working on a clip we have customised to show some clinical details and observations.

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Milaap Impact Partner donated US $7.94
1 day ago

Matching payment towards Prapti’s contribution

Prapti donated Rs.2,500
1 day ago

Its great thing u r doing Yasmin mamm

Milaap Impact Partner donated Rs.500
5 days ago

Matching payment towards Neha’s contribution

Neha donated Rs.2,500
5 days ago

Every mother should be able to breastfeed with ease. These humble contributions can help raise awareness. After all, it takes a village to raise a child and we are the virtual global village that need to stand behind every woman in being to nurture and nourish her child with confidence and love! Eagerly awaiting to see the film. All the Best!

Milaap Impact Partner donated Rs.400
7 days ago

Matching payment towards Arpita’s contribution

Arpita donated Rs.2,000
7 days ago

Good luck, Yasmin. You deserve to get this done for all the families who trust you.