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WIC Peer Breastfeeding Counselors
Who Is Your WIC Peer Counselor?
A per counselor is a WIC mother just like you. She lives in your community and has brestfed her own children. She has been carefully selected by WIC to help give new mothers information about feeding their babies. She is here to give you support to meet your own goals for feeding your baby.
How Can a Peer Counselor help you?
Tips for how to breast feed comfortably and discreetly in public;
Ways to stay close to your baby through breastfeeding after you return to work;
Ideas for getting support for families and friends;
Ways to get a good start with breastfeeding;
Secrets for making plenty of breast milk for your baby;
Help with breastfeeding concerns
Mothers who breastfeed:
• Are less likely to develop breast and ovarian cancer
• Are less likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes
• Bond with their babies easier
• Have less risk of postpartum depression
• May lose their pregnancy weight faster
• Feel great that they are giving their babies
the healthiest start in life
Breastfed babies have:
**This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.**
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