WIC Breastfeeding Support as Described by the USDA
Research has shown that there is no better food than breast milk for a baby’s first year of life. Breastfeeding provides many health, nutritional, economical and emotional benefits to mother and 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 has historically promoted breastfeeding to all pregnant women as the optimal infant feeding choice, unless medically contraindicated.
- WIC mothers are provided breastfeeding information and counseling.
- Breastfeeding mothers receive follow-up support through peer counselors.
- Breastfeeding mothers are eligible to participate in WIC longer than non-breastfeeding mothers.
- Mothers who exclusively breastfeed their infants receive an enhanced food package.
- Breastfeeding mothers can receive breast pumps, nipple shields or nursing supplementers (if needed) to help support the initiation and continuation of breastfeeding.
The WHCC WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Project is here to help!
We can help you with breastfeeding concerns, such as:
- Increasing milk production
- Sore nipples
- Inverted or flat nipples
- Babies who refuse the breast
- Breastfeeding and returning to work or school
Call or come into the office to speak with one of our Breastfeeding Peer Counselors.
Join us at our next breastfeeding support group meeting and bring your support person (husband/boyfriend/mother/sister/auntie)!
Watts Health Center WIC
10300 Compton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90002
Phone: (323) 568-3070
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 2:30pm – 3:30pm
700 W. Imperial Hwy.
Los Angeles, CA 90044
Phone: (323) 241-1780
Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 11:00am – 12:00pm
Huntington Park WIC
6601 Rugby Ave. 2nd Floor
Huntington Park, CA 90255
Phone: (323) 587-6713
Every 2nd and 3rd Thursday from 11:00am – 12:00pm
Return to WIC Program Home Page.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.