Breast Fed is Best Fed!

Breastfeeding promotion and support is an integral part of the WIC Program.  The WIC Program provides:

It's National Hispanic Heritage Month! 

Each year Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15.

The US Breastfeeding Committee has gathered key information on breastfeeding and Hispanic/Latinx communities as well as a compilation of resources, tools, and materials. Find their web page here:

www.usbreastfeeding.org 

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 fish and additional amounts of cheese, juice, and peanut butter or dry beans.

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

Breastfeeding peer counselors to provide support and counseling to WIC mothers.

Breastfeeding aids, such as manual and electric pumps or referrals to these items.

Referrals to lactation consultants.

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. 

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