Extraordinary Breastfeeding

Extraordinary Breastfeeding

Why does something so natural still provoke so many difficult questions?

Extraordinary Breastfeeding

It's the most natural thing in the world but breastfeeding can still be a hotly contested topic, as this fascinating documentary demonstrates.

Is breast best? And if 'yes', how long is it really okay to breastfeed for? The Western world encourages the child to be weaned before its first year, but in India it's perfectly common to keep a child breastfed well past their second birthday.

Why does Britain have one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world? Is it really so strange to feed your children with the milk designed to nurture your offspring?

Exploring the taboos, Extraordinary Breastfeeding is a sensitive portrayal of four families who go against the grain of what's considered 'normal'. Issues include a mother who still breastfeeds her eight-year-old, feeding two children at once and feeding someone else's child.