​WHY and HOW does WIC support breastfeeding?

  • Every WIC staff member has been trained and is able to support you on your breastfeeding journey. Every local agency has a Peer Counselor to walk beside you, answer questions and support you.  They also have an IBCLC (a healthcare professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding) available to help you.
  • WIC provides breast pumps and breastfeeding equipment (such as replacement tubing and flanges). Our staff has been trained to help you with pump set-up, troubleshooting and flange fitting.
  • If you're a breastfeeding mom, our Food Packages provide larger amounts of nutritious foods for a full year after your baby's birth.
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