Experts & Peer Counselors

Breastfeeding Support Through WIC


LACTATION CONSULTANTS

lactation consultants

(L) Cindy Galloway, RD, LD, IBCLC and (R) Laurie Valdes, CA, CLC, CLE, IBCLC

To Contact: Please call 208-327-7488 and listen for the prompt to speak to the Lactation Consultant about breastfeeding and then press 5. You will be connected with one of the designated breastfeeding experts.


PEER COUNSELORS

peer counselors

Central District Health Department WIC program is pleased to provide an evidenced based Peer Counseling program to assist in breastfeeding promotion and support. The Peer Counselors are WIC mothers who live in the community and have breastfed their own babies.

Peer Counselors have been selected by WIC to help give new mothers basic breastfeeding information, counseling, and support and to help new mothers meet the goal of breastfeeding their babies.

  • Reasons to breastfeed
  • How to address common barriers, including returning to work, and lack of support from family & friends
  • Getting a good start with breastfeeding
  • Maintaining a healthy milk supply
  • Preventing common problems such as sore nipples and engorgement
  • Strategies for getting through the first weeks home with baby

WIC Peer Counselors will contact mothers regularly during the pregnancy and during the early days and weeks of breastfeeding. Peer Counselors also assist with prenatal breastfeeding classes and are available to new mothers outside the usual working schedule who are having breastfeeding questions.

Peer Counselors refer mothers to appropriate lactation experts or healthcare professionals if the mother’s concerns are outside the peer counselor’s scope of practice.

Intérprete gratuito | مترجم مجاني | Mukalimani wa bure | Nishulka Dobhasey

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June
FREE RAPID HIV TESTING IN JUNE

Free HIV testing at CDHD during the month of June. Call 327-7400 to make an appointment.

July 4All Day
OFFICES CLOSED-INDEPENDENCE DAY

Regular business hours will resume Wednesday, July 5.

July 11 6:30 am
WALK-IN CHOLESTEROL SCREENING

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707 N. Armstrong Pl., Boise