WIC breastfeeding peer counselors are moms who have breastfed their babies. They live and work in your community. Peer counselors have been trained in breastfeeding support, so they can provide information and suggestions that have been proven to work for many mothers and babies.
What does a WIC Peer Counselor Do?
- Gives basic breastfeeding information
- Contacts moms during pregnancy and the early days of breastfeeding by telephone or in WIC clinic
- Follows up with moms until they wean their babies
- Refers moms to healthcare providers as needed
How can a WIC Peer Counselor Help?
They can help you:
- Get a good start breastfeeding your baby
- Know how to make plenty of milk for your baby
- Learn how to breastfeed when you are in public
- Keep breastfeeding when you go back to work or school
- Get support from your family and friends
- Deal with your breastfeeding concerns
- Find answers to your breastfeeding questions