Breast Fed is Best Fed!

Breast-feeding promotion and support is an integral part of the WIC Program.  The WIC Program provides:

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 to see the latest class schedule for the Beautiful Beginnings Club.

Participants who only breast-feed their babies receive a special food package.

The package includes canned tuna fish and carrots, as well as additional amounts of cheese, juice, and peanut butter or dry beans.

DC Breastfeeding Rights:

 

  1. Women can breastfeed in any public
    or private location.

  2. Employers must accommodate any mothers who need to pump their breastmilk. 

                                 Learn more here. 

Trained breast-feeding personnel ready to assist mothers in making informed decisions about their infant feeding choice.

Breast-feeding peer counselors to provide support and counseling to WIC mothers.

Breast-feeding aids, such as manual and electric pumps or referrals to these items.

 

Referrals to lactation consultants.

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