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"Breastfeeding Your Infant," a class for pregnant women and their partners, will be offered from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Thursday in the first-floor patient reception Area A of Women's Health Center, 239 Bryant St. The class, which will be repeated on Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15, provides support networks and helpful suggestions.

Another class, "Have You Considered Breastfeeding?" will be offered at the same time and place Sept. 8, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1. Topics it covers are: your hospital stay, rooming-in, and skin-to-skin benefits shared by the mother and infant while breastfeeding.

The classes are free; gifts are available for moms who attend both sessions. Reservations are not necessary. For information, call 878-7737.


Journal of Healing, a support group for individuals affected by self-harm, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Englewood Recovery Center, 66 Englewood Ave. The group also meets at 10 a.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month at Empowerment Academy, second floor, 327 Elm St. For information, call 835-1919 or 884-5216, or visit:


Support groups, and phone numbers to call for information include: anxiety self-help, 11 a.m. today, participants must be chem-free and refrain from using scented items while in the building, WNYIL, 3108 Main St., 836-0822, Ext. 118; S-6 Meeting Room, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls, 278-4604 or 433-3780; Gam-Anon, for family and friends of gamblers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Weinberg Campus, 2700 N. Forest Road, Amherst, 254-4941; Reformers Unanimous faith-based addictions program, 7 p.m. Friday, Hedstrom Baptist Church, 55 Losson Road, Cheektowaga, 818-1012; Alcoholics Anonymous First Step, 8 p.m. Friday, auditorium, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 278-4569; Alcoholics Anonymous International Group, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 278-4569; Narcotics Anonymous, 5 p.m. Sunday, Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 278-4569.

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