Breastfeeding promotion and support is an integral part of the WIC program.
Breastfeeding gives babies a healthy start in life. Breastfeeding is not only good for babies—it’s good for moms, too.
Women can breastfeed in any public or private location.
Employers must accommodate any mothers who need to pump their breastmilk.
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Participants who only breast-feed their babies receive a special food package, which includes canned fish and additional amounts of cheese, juice, and peanut butter or dry beans.
Free Breastfeeding classes are offered for anyone interested in breastfeeding. Learn more on what to expect and how to breastfeed at the Beautiful Beginnings Club. Click here for class schedule.
Trained breastfeeding personnel, peer counselors, breastfeeding aids, and referrals to lactation consultants ready to assist mothers in making informed decisions about their infant feeding choice.
Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
Children's Health Center - Anacostia
Community of Hope Family Health and Birth Center
DC Breastfeeding Coalition
Georgetown University Hospital Lactation Center
Healthy Babies Project
Holy Cross Lactation Center
National Breastfeeding Support Center - HU Hospital
La Leche League International
La Leche League USA