Breast Feeding / Peer Counseling

The WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor program is to improve breastfeeding initiation and duration rates, reduce infant mortality, long term health benefits of women, infants and children, and to reduce the incidence of obesity in childhood and later life.

The program provides specialized breastfeeding education, encouragement and support to pregnant and breastfeeding women.  Peer Counselors do on-site counseling and education, home visits, telephone consultations, hospital visits, and lead support groups. Peer Counselors also assist participants with breast pump use and provide outreach to hospitals and physicians on breastfeeding services offered.