WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program
How can this program help me?
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.
Personal and Family Health
Your WIC peer counselor can help!
But who is your WIC Peer Counselor?
A WIC mom just like you who lives in your community! 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.