Health calendar 12/30/08

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Saturday

* Breast-feeding support group: 10 to 11 a.m. Call 877-231-2229 to verify location and register. A certified lactation consultant will lead group members in sharing successful breast-feeding techniques and to encourage confidence in their skills.

Monday

* Brain injury resource group: 6:30 p.m. at HealthPoint. The featured speaker will be Maureen Cunningham, executive director of the Brain Injury Association of Missouri.

* Childbirth preparation class: 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room at Southeast Missouri Hospital. The class is intended to ease expectant mothers' concerns and give them a positive attitude toward labor and delivery. Call 332-1587 to register.

n Breast-feeding class: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call 877-231-2229 to verify location and register. Class is for expecting parents, in their eighth or ninth month, planning to breast feed. Topics are breast physiology, milk production, positioning, diet, pumping and storing breast milk.

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