Who is eligible to have a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor?
Any woman who is pregnant and considering breastfeeding!
(you don’t have to be 100% sure you’re going to breastfeed)
Who is a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor?
Peer counselors are moms who have breastfeeding experience. They are women like you. They provide basic breastfeeding support, but they do not take the place of health care professionals.
How do Peer Counselors help me?
Peer counselors do what any good friend would do during your breastfeeding journey—they listen to you, care about you, support and encourage you when times are tough, celebrate and laugh with you when times are good, and give advice when you ask for it.
They are available to support you by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Peer counselors are available to support you during your pregnancy until your baby reaches 4 months of age (some exceptions apply).
Will a Peer Counselor come to my home?
No. Most of your contact with your peer counselor will be on the phone. However, if you want to meet with your peer counselor in person, you and your peer counselor can determine an agreed upon time and public place to meet.
What else does the Peer Counselor service offer?
Your peer counselor will schedule opportunities for groups of breastfeeding moms to meet. So, you can meet other moms who are also breastfeeding and make new friends in the process!
Testimonials from our Peer Counselors
Anita (Peer Counselor) “I breastfed my daughter for eighteen months. I have to say that the first week and a-half was challenging, but once we made it through that period, I felt like the best mommy in the world. Now I help other “best mommies” in their journey with breastfeeding.”
Karah (Peer Counselor) “I gave my baby life, and then had a once-in-a-lifetime gift of love and health to give him: breastfeeding. I find it very fulfilling to be able to help other moms give their babies this same gift, as they work to meet their breastfeeding goals.”
Kailin (Peer Counselor Coordinator) “The more I learn about breastfeeding and the more I breastfeed my son, I am convinced that breastfeeding is simply incredible! As a mom who is currently breastfeeding, I know the importance of having loving support and am so thankful for peer counselors… which is one of the many reasons I love my job!”