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first_imgCuidiú Northwest are hosting a screening of Milk, a film by Noemí Weis on Thursday 21st January at 7pm in the Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny.Tickets cost €7 and may be booked at the centre.Film Synopsis Milk – Born into this worldThrough 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.Inspiring, informative, provocative and sensitive, Milk celebrates bringing a new life into this world with a strong call to action and reflection.From the presence of milk donations in emergency situations, to the challenges of establishing milk banks after the closures faced in the 80’s due to the HIV outbreak, to new mothers battling to get the appropriate medical support, to the judgment placed on women who bottle feed their babies, to the stigma surrounding mothers who breast-feed their toddlers, and to the controversy of breastfeeding in public, this polarized topic surrounding birth and infant feeding sets off an emotional and personal debate. In a highly eroticized culture it is hard for some to remember that breasts have uses beyond selling cars, beer, and, well, sex. Overall Milk investigates the overarching themes surrounding the commercialization of infant feeding and its effects on child mortality, as well as the challenges it presents to adequate health worker training and the judgment placed on women regardless of how they choose to feed their babies.Milk also contrasts the roots of Mother Nature juxtaposed with the institutional industrialized way in which we receive a new life into this world.In a seamless narrative, Milk follows stories of mothers from different cultures on a world journey spanning 11 countries, as it reveals the universal issues and challenges facing motherhood and birth today. The women and their personal and compelling stories epitomize the important global phenomenon of beliefs and actions taking place and presenting serious obstacles to women during this important time in their lives.Cuidiú is a national parent to parent voluntary support group whose motto is education and support for parenthood.Their aim is to provide information to parents to allow them to make informed choices about pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding and to provide a supportive background to empower parents to act upon their decisions. Recently a group of Mums in the northwest have established a local branch and this is their inaugural event.The branch also offers breastfeeding support to local mumsFor further information on Cuidiú in the northwest please contact Deirdre Fitzpatrick [email protected] Breast Feeding Support Groups in Northwest: LetterkennyBreastfeeding Coffee Morning, mother to mother peer support, Letterkenny Women’s Centre, Port Rd, Letterkenny (opposite An Griainan Theatre) every Wednesday 10.30-12.30Cuidiu Breastfeeding Support, Thursday mornings 11am. Contact Deirdre Fitzpatrick 0876369008La Leche League, Letterkenny. Leader Jan Cromie. St Conals Hospital, Letterkenny, first Wednesday of every month at 8pm. 086-0700402Twin Towns AreaLa Leche League drop-in coffee mornings in the Mad Hatter, Stranorlar, Mondays, 10am – noon, 086-0700402Breastfeeding group in Primary Care Centre Stranorlar , every Tuesday morning from 10am -11:30 organised by public health nurses . Tea & coffee provided.Inishowen AreaLa Leche League, IDP Building, Carndonagh, 2nd Tuesday of every month, 7.30pmLa Leche League, Warren View Sheltered Housing, Muff, 2nd Friday of every month, 10.30amBreastfeeding Cafe – last Friday of every month, various locations.Buncrana, The Exchange, Castle Ave, Every Tuesday from 11am-1pm.Carndonagh Spraoi agus Sport, Wednesdays, 10am-12pm.South DonegalLa Leche League, Donegal Hospital, 2nd Wednesday of every month, 8.30pmLa Leche League Mountcharles, 4th Wed of every month, 10 am-11.30am, The Village Tavern, MountcharlesArdara Breastfeeding Group Bumps and Beyond, St. Shanaghan House, Ardara Wednesdays fortnightly 10:30 – 12:00East DonegalSt Johnston Breastfeeding support group, The Old Playshcool St Johnston, every Thursday morningUNIQUE FILM TO BE SCREENED AT REGIONAL CULTURAL CENTRE was last modified: January 16th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:milkRegional Cultural Centrelast_img read more