Finding Support & Information

Finding Support & Information

Many moms need help with breastfeeding. The good news is there are a lot of people you can reach out to for help and support – including WIC!

Build a breastfeeding team. Having a support system is important to your breastfeeding success. Decide who you want on your team and talk with them about your breastfeeding goals.

Your breastfeeding support team might include:

WIC Staff

WIC has breastfeeding experts – lactation consultants and peer counselors – who are ready to support your breastfeeding goals. WIC can answer questions and help with breastfeeding challenges.

How WIC supports breastfeeding:

You are not alone in your breastfeeding journey. Help is just a call away!

Your Partner and Family Members

Breastfeeding is more than a way to feed a baby — it becomes a way of life. Fathers, partners, family members, and other support persons can be involved in breastfeeding too.

How your partner and family members can support you:

Mother-to-Mother Support

Other breastfeeding mothers are a great source of support. They can share tips and offer good advice. They might also share personal breastfeeding stories that will inspire and reassure you.

Ways to connect with other breastfeeding mothers:

Some WIC programs offer peer counselors. “Peer” means that the counselor has breastfed her own baby and can help other mothers breastfeed.

Ask WIC, your doctor, or other breastfeeding expert to suggest a support group.

These centers may offer support groups. Some resources include:

Social media sites and message boards can help you connect with other moms.

These are great support systems, but it’s best not to rely on social media for medical advice or clinical breastfeeding support. For challenges such as sore nipples or milk supply concerns, talk to WIC, your doctor, or other breastfeeding expert instead.


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