WIC Breastfeeding

WIC Breastfeeding

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WIC Breastfeeding Support

To learn more about the benefits and the science of breastfeeding, visit the USDA WIC Breastfeeding Support page or the Vermont Department of Health’s Breastfeeding resource page. You can also download Your Guide to Breastfeeding.

Knowledge + Support + Confidence = Success!

Two adults on couch with breastfeeding baby
Sometimes even the most natural thing in the world needs a little help. WIC provides breastfeeding resources including peer counselors and professional lactation consultants.

WIC BREASTFEEDING PEER COUNSELORS ARE MOMS JUST LIKE YOU!

Peer Counselors offer information and support to help you reach your feeding goals. Peers are available outside of normal WIC clinic hours so you can get your questions answered when it’s convenient for you. 

Contact your local WIC office to request a WIC Peer Counselor.

Family of four with baby breastfeeding

Sign Up for Classes

Calendar listing of classes and events. Contact your local WIC office to sign up.

Preparing to Breastfeed & the Secrets of Baby Behavior
Learn how to know what your baby is telling you and get tips on beginning a strong breastfeeding/chestfeeding relationship. Babies, partners, and family members are welcome. Best to attend during pregnancy.

The Secrets of Baby Behavior
Learn how to know what your baby is telling you and get tips on beginning a strong relationship with your baby. Best to attend during pregnancy.

Making It Work: Breastfeeding When Apart
Get tips on keeping a strong breastfeeding/chestfeeding relationship – even when parents are at work or school. Babies, partners, and family are welcome. Best to attend after baby arrives.

Understanding Your Baby's Cues 
Every baby communicates – but in different ways! Now that your baby is here, let’s explore how to understand and respond to what your baby is trying to tell you. This class is recommended for babies, their parents, and other family who want to strengthen their skills within four weeks of baby's birth.

 

CONTACT US

For help or more information, contact the Vermont WIC Program by email at [email protected] or call 800-464-4343 | 802-863-7200 | Fax: 802-865-7754 | TTY/TDD: Dial 711 first. Or contact your local office.

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