Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Support at WIC


All of our WIC staff are trained to encourage and support breastfeeding, as breastfeeding is the optimal method of feeding for most infants.

Below you will find a variety of resources available through the WIC program.

Breastfeeding Classes

WIC provides breastfeeding education at each prenatal appointment and also provides breastfeeding classes or individualized breastfeeding education appointments.
Learn more »

Breastfeeding Support Group

The Boise WIC program provides a weekly breastfeeding support group for both WIC clients and breastfeeding moms in the community. The support group meets every Monday (except holidays) from 3:30-4:30 pm.
Learn more »

Peer Counselors

Breastfeeding Peer Counselors are available to provide education and breastfeeding support for first time pregnant WIC clients during pregnancy and for the first 3 months after delivery.
Learn more »

Breastfeeding Experts

Designated breastfeeding experts, who are either Certified Lactation Counselors or International Board Certified Lactation Consultants, are available to provide specialized breastfeeding help for WIC clients.
Learn more »

Every Ounce Counts

Developed by the Texas Department of State Health Services WIC Program, Every Ounce Counts is a website full of useful information about breastfeeding.
Click here to go to the website.

Breastfeeding Articles & Links

Here is a collection of websites and articles on various issues surrounding breastfeeding
Click here 

Breastfeeding Community Resources

There are many places to turn for help with breastfeeding questions.
Learn more »

Nursing is Normal

The Central District Breastfeeding Coalition has created a video about the importance of breastfeeding. The video is a photographic display of nursing moms in public settings. The intention behind the project is that the more often something is seen the more accepted it becomes. The mothers that are a part of this project, including several WIC mothers, are posing in various public settings to help other mothers feel comfortable nursing in public.
To view the video click here.

upcoming events

Events Timeline



Apr 22 11 am
WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD CELEBRATION

More info
Free - Hosted by Boise Urban Garden School
Idaho Botanical Garden
Boise, ID

Apr 2211 am
UNPLUG & BE OUTSIDE

More info
Free - Hosted by City of Meridian
Storey Park
Meridian, ID

May 3 6:30 am
WALK-IN CHOLESTEROL CLINIC

More info
Central District Health
707 N. Armstrong Pl.
Boise, ID