Breastfeeding Support

 

We want to help you successfully breastfeed your baby. Call us at 502-574-6511
 

 

Lifelong good health begins in the womb with healthy mothers and in the neonatal and infant stages with breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is a great way to ensure better health for baby and mother, and has good effects that last throughout life for both. Studies have shown that babies who breastfeed are less likely to develop allergies, have fewer ear infections, and have better dental health. Breastfed babies are also less likely to grow up over-weight or develop diabetes later in life.

Breastfeeding also has benefits for the mother, facilitating a closer bond between mother and child while supporting weight loss after the birth of the child. Studies have also shown that women who breastfed have fewer pre-menopausal cancers and less incidence of osteoporosis later in life.

Peer Counseling Available

WIC offers breastfeeding peer counselors that can help WIC moms to navigate breastfeeding, give them support and face any breastfeeding challenges that may come up.  Here are our breastfeeding peer counselors and the WIC clinics they serve:

  • Sasha Ford, 502-641-7906
  • Jamara McElroy, 502-593-9863

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