WIC Encourages Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a special time for everyone.  The entire family can be part of the new baby's life.  Breast milk is the best food for your baby's health.  It has just the right balance of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients needed for your baby to grow well.  Breastfeeding helps to establish a secure and loving bond between you and your baby and offers you many positive health benefits as well, including a reduced risk of diseases such as breast cancer and diabetes.

While breastfeeding is natural, it is also natural to feel a little unsure of yourself at first.  If you have questions or need help, call your local WIC staff at (618) 662-4406.  They can help you meet other breastfeeding mothers (peer counselors) and breastfeeding experts you can talk to. 

When a women delivers her infant and begins to breast feed, WIC offers support and guidance through the help of trained breast feeding peer counselors. These are women who have breast fed and completed a training course to equip them to offer support to other women who are breast feeding.

Breast feeding mothers can remain on the WIC program for one year after the birth of their infant. They also receive a larger food package when they are breast feeding.

Breast feeding mothers are encouraged to call the WIC office anytime with questions regarding breast feeding.

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601 E 12th Street 
Flora IL 62839
Phone: (618) 662-4406
Fax:     (618) 662-2801
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