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Breastfeeding for Staff

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor (BFPC)

Peer Policies

Peer Job Descriptions:

New BFPC Orientation:

Senior Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

  • Senior Breastfeeding Peer Counselor position description and examples of work
  • Register and find resources for Senior Peer Counselor Training
  • This course must be approved by the WIC Coordinator and fit into the staffing requirements of your local agency.

International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Peer Counselor Four Required Annual Trainings

  1. Michigan WIC Training & Educational Conference A two-day conference in April or May for all WIC staff
  2. Statewide Breastfeeding Peer Update A one-day conference in August or September for all Peer Counselors as well as Peer Managers and Breastfeeding Coordinators
  3. Regional Peer Counselor Training A one-day regional training in October or November for Peer Counselors only that is facilitated by the Regional Lactation Consultants.
  4. Winter Breastfeeding Education Webinar. Watch for the assigned webinar in Breastfeeding Connections Newsletter (see below) or ask your manager.


Michigan WIC Conferences and Trainings


Breastfeeding Connections Newsletters

Breastfeeding Connections will no longer be posted online. If you need access, please email Marji Cyrul at

Breastfeeding Webinars, Conferences, and Trainings:

Circle of Care: Roles, Scope of Practice and Referrals

Clinical Summaries

Donor Milk for Mothers Living With HIV

Food Packages

Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Tools & Resources


Milk Sharing Information

Peer Tools & Resources

Pumps & Milk Expression Tools

  • Prior to issuing pumps to clients, all staff must be trained by their local agency Breastfeeding Coordinator (BFC) on how to assemble, fit and clean breast pumps and educate clients on pumping and hand expression. BFCs learn these skills at Milk Expression training.
  • To order breast pumps or if you have questions about breast pumps, please email


Materials through E-forms

Printable Resources (free)


Infant Feeding Classes

  • Ideas for classes and material

Support Groups


  • Breastfeeding Solutions: An Interactive Guide to Solve Common Breastfeeding Problems
  • Mother's Milk and Medications
    • InfantRisk Center
    • MommyMeds
    • Hale's Meds
  • Coffective
  • Breastfeeding Management 2
  • WIC Connect

Staff Recognition

Breastfeeding Photos

  • photos of WIC Families
    • Log onto your staff account > Resources > “Staff Training and Resources” category > search “photos” > complete the Photography License Agreement
    • Don’t have a staff account? Email
  • USBC Landscape of Breastfeeding Support Image Gallery
  • WIC Works Image Gallery
  • Breastfeeding State Plan Cover
  • Photo Consent Form
  • For photos of Michigan WIC clients and staff to use in your clinics, please contact Marji at

National Breastfeeding Month




Policy and Issue Statements