Breastfeeding Support

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Breastfeeding support 

Click here for Eastern Upper Peninsula Breastfeeding Resource Guide and dietitian counseling is provided and encouraged.

WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program

As a new mother, everyone wants to tell you how to feed your baby.  You may know breastfeeding is the best,  healthiest start in life, but can you do it?  Mothers everywhere have found that breastfeeding CAN work.

Your WIC peer counselor can help! Who Is Your WIC Peer Counselor?

A WIC mom just like you who lives in your community and has breastfed her own baby.  She has been carefully selected and trained by WIC to help give new mothers the latest tips and guidelines for feeding their baby.  Your Peer Counselor is here to give you support to achieve your own goals.

How Can A Peer Counselor Help You?

 By giving you breastfeeding help for:

  • What to expect

  • Making plenty of breastmilk

  • Support from your family and friends

  • Continuing even if you return to work or school

  • Comfort and “how to” in public

What Does A Peer Counselor Do?

  • Listens to you.

  • Gives basic breastfeeding information.

  • Contacts you during your pregnancy to answer your questions.

  • Offers help and support after your baby is born.

  • Builds your confidence.

  • Encourages you when things don’t go as planned.

For more information, click on the link below:

Community Breastfeeding Resources