From prenatal classes and individual counseling to enhanced food packages and breast pumps, we're here to help guide you through your breastfeeding challenges. Learn from our Peer Counselors and other moms who have breastfed, or get help from a Lactation Consultant. The best way to get breastfeeding off to a good start is to educate yourself about breastfeeding while you're pregnant.
This is why WIC has historically promoted breastfeeding to all pregnant women as the optimal infant feeding choice. It is natural for your patients to have questions about breastfeeding. For answers to their questions download the Breastfeeding Resource Guide.
New Jersey state law allows a mother to breastfeed anywhere she has a right to bein both private and public settings. Hospitals with higher exclusive breastfeeding rates are more likely to have staff to help you breastfeed. Shereef Elnahal, M.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children WIC provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. Breastfeeding provides many health, nutritional, economical and emotional benefits to a mother and her baby. Since a major goal of the WIC Program is to improve the nutritional status of infants, WIC mothers are encouraged to breastfeed their infants.
WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program that also provides breastfeeding information, support, and assistance. In addition, WIC offers a positive clinic environment that supports breastfeeding. The quantities of food you can get depend on whether you will be exclusively or partially breastfeeding.
Clients can receive breastfeeding help and support from WIC. All staff members at each clinic are dedicated to helping all women breastfeed. Breastfeeding Peer Counselors are also ready to help.
Breastfeeding isn't always easy, and your local WIC clinic can help. WIC's breastfeeding experts help Texas mothers breastfeed successfully with lactation consultants, classes, peer counselors, and a statewide hotline. Every month, almost a million Texans come to WIC to get the services, support, and inspiration they need to have a healthy pregnancy, breastfeed successfully, and raise amazing kids!
Federal government websites always use a. Looking to get a breast pump? There are a variety of ways to find a pump at low cost, like through your private insurance or Medicaid, your local hospital, and some WIC clinics. Some moms get to keep their pumps forever, and some moms rent their pumps while they are breastfeeding.
To improve the health of both women and infants by helping women provide the best possible nutrition available — mother's milk — the Maine WIC program offers two different types of breast pumps. Electric breast pumps may be loaned to WIC moms who need to establish their milk supply without their baby, such as in cases of prematurity, sick newborn, or other special needs. WIC participants who are loaned an electric pump also receive a milk-collection kit that is theirs to keep.