Nevada County WIC promotes breastfeeding as the normal way to feed infants up to age one year and beyond. WIC provides breastfeeding education and support in a variety of ways.
Breastfeeding Peer Counselors are mothers who have experience breastfeeding their own babies, and have received training to share current breastfeeding information with you, and provide you with individualized support.
Lactation Consultants are breastfeeding experts who provide one on one support and instruction for complex breastfeeding issues.
Prenatal WIC Classes, such as Understanding Breastfeeding and Getting to Know Your New Baby: Sleep, Cues, & Comforts, provide detailed information and guidance for breastfeeding and understanding your baby's behavior. Prenatal WIC education is also available online through wichealth.org.
Breast Pumps are available for mothers who are separated from their babies or choose to pump and feed separately.