Health
Thursday, April 3, 2003
La Leche League
Planning to breastfeed? Already breastfeeding? Then you’ll want the information and encouragement that La Leche League provides. leaders are experienced breastfeeding mothers, accredited by La Leche League International. Whether you’re pregnant or already nursing, LLL has something for you — tips and techniques shared by mothers who have enjoyed a successful breastfeeding relationship. Services available include monthly informational meetings, lending library, and 24 hours phone help for breastfeeding problems or questions. All mothers and their babies are welcome. Monthly meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month, from 6-8 p.m., at the Seaford Public Library. Fore more information or immediate breastfeeding help call Tammy at 410-742-8895 or email tammy@lllofmd-de-dc.org.

Pediatric first aid
Parents, teachers, and day care providers can increase their caregiving and safety skills with a course in pediatric first aid at Delaware Tech, Owens Campus, Georgetown. Pediatric First Aid covers managing pediatric emergencies including but not limited to: convulsions, burns, insect bites, poisoning, drowning, fractures and sprains. The course is approved by the Office of Child Care Licensing. One session class meets Wednesday and Friday, April 7-9; another session meets Tuesday and Thursday, April 29-May 1. The cost is $30; all classes meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Participants must attend both sessions to receive a three-year course completion certificate. For information and/or to register, call Corporate and Community Programs at 855-5988.

Support group meets
The Sussex Fibromyalgia Support Group will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford in the Wesley Wellness Center Employee lunchroom. Friends and relatives are welcome. For further information, call Jonathan Souder at 629-4593.
Nanticoke Auxiliary
The Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary will meet on Wednesday, April 9, at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. Donut holes, fresh fruit, coffee, and tea will be served, for a cost of $2.50 per person. Pat Olekszyk, president, will open the meeting promptly at 10 a.m. The guest speaker for this month’s meeting will be Dr. Thomas Benz, a new urologist in the Seaford area. New members are welcome, but reservations are required. Call Jane Foskey at 875-5629, or Volunteer Services at the hospital at 629-6611, if you plan to attend.

Safety in baby sitting
Safe Sitter classes for girls and boys aged 11 to 13 will be offered at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. The two part course will be held from 8:30 a.m. till 3 p.m. on April 24 and 26. The Safe Sitter program is a medically-accurate instructional series that teaches youngsters how to handle emergencies when caring for younger children. The cost is $30. Participants are to bring a bag lunch. To register your son or daughter or your child’s babysitter, call 629-6611 ext. 2540. The goal of Safe Sitter is to reduce the number of accidental and preventable deaths among children being cared for by babysitters. Thousands of young adolescents across the country have been trained by Safe Sitter to handle life-threatening emergencies. For more information about Safe Sitter, contact Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611 extension 2540.