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La Leche League to meet

The Northwest Tampa Group of La Leche League International will meet at 10 a.m. Friday at the Austin Davis Library, 17808 Wayne Road. The meetings emphasize the joy of breast-feeding while informing and encouraging mothers who wish to nurse their babies. The league offers mother-to-mother support in a series of four meetings based on the book The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding published by La Leche League International. Also, the meetings feature the latest medical research as well as mothers' personal experiences. Other services include a lending library and 24-hour phone help for breast-feeding problems and questions. The group will also hold an evening meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2650 N Lakeview Drive. Mothers and their nursing babies _ and mothers-to-be _ are welcome. For information, call Julie at (813) 960-2881 or Tammy at (813) 963-3764.

_ Information about meetings and events may be sent to Connie Drew, the St. Petersburg Times, 14358-B N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618, or faxed to 226-3352. The deadline is two weeks before the event.