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SUBJECT: World Breastfeeding Week community film screenings of Milk: Born into this World

DATE: Oct. 2

Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine and the Baby-Friendly Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, as part of the Perinatal Program Newfoundland and Labrador, are hosting free documentary screenings of Milk: Born into this World in a number of locations throughout the province.

The documentary follows mothers from different cultures to increase awareness and stimulate discussion about maternal and newborn health.

To learn more, please visit the website.

The documentary will be available in the following communities:


Corner Brook:                      Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Rotary Arts Centre

Grand Falls-Windsor:          Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Classic Theatre

St. John’s:                            Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. Main auditorium, Health Sciences Centre, Faculty of Medicine

Burin:                                    Oct. 4 at 12:30 p.m. at the Community Services Building boardroom, Harris Drive, Marystown, and 6:30 p.m. at the Burin Cinema

Stephenville:                        Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at Stephenville High School

Carbonear:                           Oct. 5 at 9:30 a.m. at the Multipurpose Room, Long-Term Care Building, Carbonear Hospital

Happy Valley-Goose Bay:    Oct. 5 from 6-8 p.m. at the Labrador Friendship Centre Board room, 49 Grenfell Ave.

Labrador City:                       Sept 30 at 10:30 a.m. at the Labrador City Public Library


A discussion to engage the community will follow each screening.

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, free parking will be available in lot 30, next to the Faculty of Medicine building that is adjacent to the Health Sciences Centre on the east side of Clinch Crescent.

For a list of all events and additional details, visit the website or the Facebook page.

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For more information, please contact Janine Woodrow, chair, Baby-Friendly Council of NL, at or (709) 682-8034; or Virginia Middleton, senior communications advisor, Faculty of Medicine, at or (709) 864-6363 or (709) 725-8157.


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