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"We live in a very funny society, a society that on one hand says that we're just a sexual object," she says in the trailer

By peoplestaff225
Updated December 03, 2020 02:00 AM
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Alanis Morissette breastfeeding The Milky Way


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Alanis Morissette has officially traded her angst for advocacy.

In the new documentary The Milky Way, celebrity moms and breastfeeding advocates like Morissette and Minnie Driver join experts such as Dr. Jay Gordon and lactation expert Jennifer Davidson to “change the face of American motherhood.”

According to the film, the U.S. has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world, due in large part to the influence of “formula company money.”

The documentary seeks to expose this profit-driven marketing and debunk the current stigmas surrounding breastfeeding and, in the process, empower every woman “to trust her body, her baby and herself in her journey as a mother.”

Morissette, 40, has previously spoken out about her attachment parenting approach, saying that she would breastfeed Ever Imre, her 4-year-old son with husband Mario “Souleye” Treadway, until he “is finished and he weans,” and that the family of three are fans of co-sleeping.

In a clip from The Milky Way, the “You Oughta Know” singer talks about society’s hypocritical view of women.

“We live in a very funny society, a society that on one hand says that we’re just a sexual object … and then when this other sort of otherworldly, biological wind-in-the-hair goddess power comes out in the form of feeding our children in a very beautiful, animal way, that can actually be more intimidating,” she says.

Alanis Morissette breastfeeding The Milky Way


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The Milky Way is available for purchase on iTunes now.

Andrea Park