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Breastfeeding Information and Support

Breast Fed is Best Fed!

Breast-feeding promotion and support is an integral part of the WIC Program. WIC strives to increase the incidence and duration of breast-feeding among women enrolled in the Program. The WIC Program provides:

  • Trained breast-feeding personnel ready to assist mothers in making informed decisions about their infant feeding choic
  • Breast-feeding peer counselors to provide support and counseling to WIC mothers
  • Breast-feeding aids, such as manual and electric pumps or referral to sources of these items
  • A special food package to participants who only breast-feed their babies. This food package includes canned tuna fish and carrots, as well as additional amounts of cheese, juice, and peanut butter or dry beans
  • Referrals to lactation consultants or other resources
  • Breast-feeding basics

 

Service Contact: 
Nutrition and Physical Fitness Bureau- WIC Program
Contact Phone: 
(202) 442-9397
Contact Fax: 
(202) 535-1710
Contact TTY: 
711
Contact Suite #: 
3rd Floor
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm