05/13/2014 01:47 pm ET Updated May 13, 2014

I Thought I Was Fine With Not Breastfeeding. Then I Watched 'Breastmilk'.

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I burst into tears at the end of the new documentary Breastmilk. Not because I loved the movie—though it is a very clear-eyed, quality film about the breast-feeding journeys of a group of racially and socioeconomically diverse new parents. And not because I felt moved by those new parent experiences—though there are some extremely poignant moments. I started crying because I felt a sharp, unexpected sense of shame for not trying harder to breast-feed my kid for a longer period of time.

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