Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding in WIC

Breastfeeding

Job aid for WLOL course: WIC Breastfeeding Basics

Providing anticipatory guidance (giving mothers a heads-up with the right words and timing) on what to expect when she starts breastfeeding can make all the difference in whether a mother will give breastfeeding a try. This job aid supports content in the WIC Learning Online course, Breastfeeding Basics, and provides details on addressing breastfeeding during the various WIC prenatal visits.

To further help your WIC moms meet their breastfeeding goals, encourage them to visit the mobile-friendly WIC Breastfeeding Support site for more information, resources and support. This site, part of USDA's new national breastfeeding campaign, WIC Breastfeeding Support Learn Together. Grow Together, also contains many downloadable resources and materials for WIC State and local agencies to share with participants and external partners. These include:

WIC Staff can learn more about how they can promote and support breastfeeding via the training modules and resources for Grow and Glow in WIC and Peer Counseling Training for WIC Managers.

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Developed by: USDA, Food and Nutrition Service
Publication date: December 2016