June 9, 2011

Are you thinking about breastfeeding but not sure how, or worry about getting enough support? Our new breastfeeding peer counseling program helps moms in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program overcome challenges and discover the rewards of breastfeeding.

Multnomah County WIC’s new Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program is designed to support WIC moms during pregnancy through the first 3 months post-partum with their pregnancy and breastfeeding concerns.

Breastfeeding is recommended for at least the first 1-2 years. Formula feeding can increase health risks to infants. Families that receive help and encouragement with breastfeeding are more likely to overcome issues that can cause them to stop breastfeeding.

In a session led by WIC moms who have breastfeed their own babies, you’ll meet with other mothers who have similar due dates to share what’s currently happening in your pregnancy. In addition to learning how to breastfeed, you’ll learn:

  • Amazing things about your body and baby that hardly anyone knows
  • Ways to keep their relationships together after the baby is born
  • Practices in the hospital that can help or hurt early bonding with your baby

To Sign Up

Call Multnomah County WIC at 503 988-3503, or stop by one of our WIC locations:

Locations

Gateway
131 NE 102nd, Bldg #1
Portland, Oregon (Map)

Northeast
5329 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, Oregon (Map)

EastCounty
600 NE 8th St, Rm 230
Gresham, Oregon (Map)