WIC offers extra benefits for women who want to breastfeed.


There is no better food for your baby’s first year than breast milk. In fact, it’s actually healthy for both of you, saves money, and helps you bond.

Breastfeeding has so many benefits for you and your baby.

  • It’s the right nutrition for your baby. It helps your baby stay healthy, and to grow strong.
  • It helps you lose the weight you gained during pregnancy, and helps you bond with your baby.
  • It’s always there when baby is hungry, and it’s free.

WIC clinics offer personal support and classes. They have Breastfeeding (Lactation) Consultants who can help show you the ropes and give helpful tips. You can also get a free breast pump for those times you aren’t able to breastfeed directly. And, most WIC sites have Breastfeeding Rooms where you can feed or pump.

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Breastfeeding is different for each mom and each baby. It helps to have support. WIC has Breastfeeding Peer Counseling. You can talk with another WIC mom about your questions, challenges, and successes. Whatever your question, your Peer Counselor can help. Talk with your WIC Clinic about how to get signed up or call the Partners for Healthy Baby Support Line at 1.800.251.BABY.

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For tips and information about breastfeeding visit womenshealth.gov.

Find the support you need, visit coffective.com.

If you have questions about Louisiana laws around breastfeeding visit the Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition.

Learn more about breastfeeding initiatives:

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