Moms

Having a new baby is an exciting time for your family. By choosing to breastfeed, you are providing your baby with food that is uniquely made for him and benefits his health and well-being. Breastfeeding is a special gift to your baby that only you can provide.

The WIC Program is here to answer any questions you may have and help with any breastfeeding challenges you may face.  This section includes information about how the WIC Program can help you reach your breastfeeding goals, with a little loving support!

Moms Helping Moms
As a new mother, you may have heard many things about how to feed your baby. You may know breastfeeding is the best way to give your baby a healthy start in life, and wonder how to fit it into your life. Mothers everywhere have found that breastfeeding CAN work. Your WIC peer counselor can help!
Get off to a good start when your baby arrives - learn about breastfeeding now and find tips for before your baby arrives, when baby is here, and when you are way from baby.
Busy Moms
Juggling work, school, family, friends, or other demands might make you nervous about breastfeeding or wonder if it’s worth it if you only have a short time at home. Breastfeeding is definitely worth it – for your baby, you, and your entire family. With loving support, you can enjoy all of the benefits it provides.
Many new mothers worry about breastfeeding around others, even around people they know. With a little planning and practice, they soon find they can breastfeed anytime, anywhere. And you will too.
Most people think of breastfeeding as something just between mom and baby. The truth is, breastfeeding is a special time for everyone. Breastfeeding gives mom, dad, grandparents and the entire family a reason to be proud and become part of the new baby’s life.
Learning how to breastfeed takes time and patience. Here are some frequent questions new mothers have about breastfeeding.