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- CKL Breastfeeding Coalition To Host Free Screening of Critically-Acclaimed Documentary Called ‘Milk’ -

(CITY OF KAWARTHA LAKES) – A free screening of a critically-acclaimed documentary that looks at the global experiences of mothers who breastfeed their babies is coming to Lindsay.

The film is appropriately called Milk.

The City of Kawartha Lakes Breastfeeding Coalition is organizing the screening as a kick off to World Breastfeeding Week (October 1-7). The screening of Milk takes place on Thursday, October 1, at 7 pm at the Glenn Crombie Theatre at Fleming College (200 Albert St. S.) in Lindsay. The movie is free, and babies are welcome.

Following the 90-minute movie, a short discussion will take place about ways to make the City of Kawartha Lakes a more baby-friendly place that encourages and supports families to breastfeed. Breastfeeding information and resources from local organizations will also be available at the event.

“We are very pleased to be showing the Milk documentary in our community, especially when the film has played around the world to considerable praise and accolades,” says Megan Gill-Vander Wielen, Co-Chairperson of the CKL Breastfeeding Coalition.

Milk was filmed by Canadian documentary maker Noemi Weis, who travelled the world to capture women’s birthing and feeding experiences. “Through an intimate and artistic lens, Milk brings a universal perspective on the politics, commercialization and controversies surrounding birth and infant feeding over the canvas of stunningly beautiful visuals and poignant voices from around the globe,” a description of the movie reads. “Inspiring, informative, provocative and sensitive, Milk celebrates bringing new life into this world with a strong call to action and reflection.”

The CKL Breastfeeding Coalition was established in 2011 to promote positive attitudes towards breastfeeding, to support families who want to breastfeed, and to increase breastfeeding rates in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Coalition members include breastfeeding mothers, health care professionals, midwives and representatives from various organizations, including the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit.

To find out more about the coalition or the free screening of Milk, contact the Health Unit at (705) 324-3569 or visit the Breastfeeding Any Place Any Time Facebook page.

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For media inquiries, contact:

Megan Gill-Vander Wielen, Co-Chair, CKL Breastfeeding Coalition, (705) 324-7900

or Kari Kelsey, Co-Chair, CKL Breastfeeding Coalition, (705) 324-4493.

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