Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    May 15, 2014
    70
    Audiences will find themselves face to face with their own prejudices, assumptions and, perhaps, squeamishness.
  2. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    May 13, 2014
    70
    Ben-Ari seems just as invested, if not more so, in the social and psychological obstacles that can make breastfeeding problematic, and she explores them with impressive rigor, sensitivity and a refreshing lack of judgment, listening intently while prescribing little.
  3. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    May 6, 2014
    70
    Empathetic and nosy, Ms. Ben-Ari is no unequivocal cheerleader for breast over bottle: If anything, her subjects’ time-consuming struggles and evident exhaustion could put a damper on the natural-feeding plans of the most sanguine new parent. Yet the film isn’t a downer.
  4. Reviewed by: Diana Clarke
    May 6, 2014
    70
    Ben-Ari elegantly conveys the crippling social pressures that arise when a woman suggests that she might be allowed agency over her own body and that of her child, without adding any words of her own.
  5. Reviewed by: Geoff Pevere
    Jul 31, 2014
    50
    There could be a fascinating and illuminating movie in this.
  6. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    May 7, 2014
    30
    A mid-film montage of nipples squirting milk high into the air like the Bellagio fountains shows Ben-Ari has a sense of style and humor, but her general approach is tediously earnest, resulting in a documentary with such niche appeal (just parents with breastfeeding problems, basically) that it belongs on a library’s self-help shelf.

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