Family members and friends are an important part of a new baby’s life. Dads, grandparents, brothers, sisters, other family members and friends can care for and bond with a new baby in so many ways:
Rocking • Talking • Reading • Walking • Singing • Bathing • Burping • Diapering
Learning more about breastfeeding is a great way to help mom prepare for the new baby. WIC offers breastfeeding classes and services that are right for you .
- Family or friends are welcome to attend WIC breastfeeding classes to learn how to support breastfeeding mothers.
- Want more info? Call the WIC Program at 919-250-4720 and select option “6” to leave a message on the WIC Breastfeeding Warmline. A Breastfeeding Peer Counselor will return your call and help answer your questions.
- Breastfeeding support services are available in WIC clinics and Breastfeeding Peer Counselors can make home visits for WIC moms enrolled in the WIC Peer Counselor Service.
- Sometimes a breast pump can help. The WIC Program’s breastfeeding support staff can help you know which WIC breast pump is right for you and your baby.
Why WIC supports your breastfeeding goal….
It’s simple. Breastfed babies are healthier. Breastfed babies are smarter, have higher IQ scores and better vision. Formula fed babies have more diarrhea, colds, ear infections, asthma, and allergies and have higher risks for SIDS, obesity, diabetes and certain cancers. Breastmilk is always ready, at the perfect temperature, clean and safe. Breastfeeding saves time and money. Families with breastfed babies don’t have to buy bottles, nipples, or formula. Breastfeeding protects the environment; it creates no trash and uses no fuel or energy.
Breastfeeding benefits everyone who is part of a new baby’s life.