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    Breastfeeding Peer Counseling

    This program offers mother to mother breastfeeding education, support, and help for  mothers and babies.

    A peer counselor is a mother who has breastfed and received special training to be able to help other mothers.

    She can help:

    • Answer your questions before and after your baby is born.
    • Talk with you by phone or in person in the clinic.
    • Share heart to heart information about breastfeeding.

    In some counties, Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) Breastfeeding Initiative provides free breastfeeding home visits. WIC and MSUE are partners in supporting breastfeeding. Contact your local WIC program to find what services are offered in your area.

    Find your local WIC office by calling 1-800-26-BIRTH (1-800-262-4784).

    Breastfeeding counselors can help in these locations:

    County  MSU Extension Office  WIC Office 
    Antrim (231) 533 - 1015 (231) 533 - 6255
    Bay (989) 895 - 4026 (989) 895 - 4002
    Berrien (269) 925 - 4822 (269) 926 - 7121
    Calhoun (269) 781 - 0777 (269) 966 - 1230
    Charlevoix (231) 347 - 4630 (231) 547 - 0091
    Cheboygan (231) 627 - 8815 (231) 627 - 8850
    Chippewa (906) 635 - 6368 (906) 635 - 1566
    City of Detroit (313) 833 - 3279 (313) 876 - 4664
    Clare (989) 539 - 7805 (989) 426 - 9431
    Emmet (231) 347 - 4630 (231) 347 - 6014
    Gogebic (906) 663 - 4045 (906) 667 - 0200
    Ingham (517) 887 - 4580 (517) 887 - 4326
    Isabella (989) 772 - 0911 (989) 773 - 5921
    Jackson (517) 788 - 4292 (517) 788 - 4484
    Kalamazoo (269) 384 - 8064 (616) 349 - 2647
    Kalkaska (231) 258 - 3320 (231) 258 - 8669
    Kent (616) 336 - 3265 (616) 632 - 7200
    Lenawee (517) 264 - 5300 (517) 263 - 7861
    Monroe (734) 240 - 3170 (734) 240 - 7895
    Muskegon (231) 724 - 4732 (231) 724 - 1281
    Newaygo (231) 924 - 0500 (231) 876 - 3804
    Oakland (248) 858 - 0912 (248) 858 - 1275
    Ontonagon (906) 884 - 2601 (906) 482 - 7382
    Otsego (989) 732 - 6867 (989) 547 - 6523
    Saginaw (989) 758 - 2500 (989) 758 - 3733
    Saginaw Health Delivery (989) 758 - 2500 (989( 754 - 6111
    Sanilac (810) 648 - 2515 (810) 648 - 4680
    St. Claire (810) 989 - 6935 (810) 987 - 8222
    Washtenaw (734) 222 - 3966 (734) 544 - 6889
    Wayne (313) 833 - 3279 (734) 727 - 7156
    Wexford (231) 779 - 9480 (231) 876 - 3824

    The goals of Peer Counselors are to:

    • Increase the number of WIC moms who breastfeed their infants; 
    • Increase the number of days, weeks and months that breastfeeding continues;
    • Provide breastfeeding encouragement and support to women throughout their infant's first year of life;
    • Enhance state and local WIC/MSUE joint efforts; and
    • Expand services for moms and their breastfed babies.
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