WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program

WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program

BREASTFEEDING BASICS CLASS OFFERED ON OCTOBER 17 FROM 1:00PM – 3:30PM. Click here to view the flyer!

WIC BreastfeedingThe WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program is designed to provide mother to mother (paraprofessional) breastfeeding support and basic breastfeeding education to WIC Program mothers who are pregnant or breastfeeding. WIC breastfeeding peer counselors provide a valuable service to our mothers by addressing the barriers to breastfeeding by offering breastfeeding education, support, and role modeling.

Peer Counselor Services

JCHD Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program Staff
JCHD Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program Staff

A JCHD peer counselor will contact you during your pregnancy and assist you with any questions, or concerns you may have with breastfeeding. This is done through mailings, phone calls, and text messaging if requested. After delivery, the peer counselor will continue to provide support throughout your breastfeeding experience. Our peer counselors are available to support mothers outside of regular business hours to answer any breastfeeding questions our WIC mothers may have or to provide immediate referral to a Certified Lactation Counselor.

For more information about the program please call Karen Fallon at 885-4149 ext 1007.