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.

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Breastfeeding Classes

WIC provides breastfeeding education at each prenatal appointment and also provides breastfeeding classes or individualized breastfeeding education appointments.
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Breastfeeding Support Group

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

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