Breastfeeding Support

WIC staff provides various levels of breastfeeding support to participating women. Prenatally, women receive breastfeeding and baby behavior classes.  After delivery, mothers receive a hospital visit from a lactation specialist or breastfeeding peer counselor.  Mothers may receive additional assistance at any of the WIC sites or they may call for a phone consultation.  After office hours a breastfeeding warm line is available to breastfeeding mothers during weekdays from 5pm – 9pm.  WIC also offers an Electric Breast Pump loan program for women with hospitalized premature or sick infants and women who are planning back to work or school.

 

Monthly Breastfeeding Support Groups

Come meet other moms, their babies, make new friends and share information and ideas!

“Moms Like Me” Meet Times:

Livingston – 2nd Tuesday of the month 10:30am

Merced-Main St. - 4th Tuesday of the month 1:30pm

 


Online Breastfeeding Resources: 

www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/wicworks/Documents/NE/wic-NE-EdMaterials-HowDoesFormulaCompareToBreastmilk.pdf

www.lalecheleague.org

www.kellymom.com/bf/normal/newborn-nursing/

 

Local Resources:

http://beforeandafterbaby.org

 

Links To Frequently Asked Questions:

What can I do if my breasts feel engorged when my milk comes in?

http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mother/engorgement/#prevention

Is it possible to work and breastfeed?

www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding/government-in-action/business-case-for-breastfeeding/employee’s-guide-to-breastfeding-and-working.pdf

 

 

Breastfeeding Support CenterBreastfeeding Center

(209) 383-2906

Warm line:

(209) 617-4507

Warm line hours of operation:

Monday - Friday 5pm - 9pm