Substance use during breastfeeding can negatively affect the baby in different ways. Take this quiz to check what you know about the effects of substance use during breastfeeding and best practices for educating participants about this topic. To learn more about educating breastfeeding participants on substance use prevention and cessation, visit the WIC Substance Use Prevention Guide.
Find additional information from the following resources:
- WIC Substance Use Prevention Guide: Find more information about the effects of alcohol (and other substances) on pregnancy, the child and breastfeeding, as well as ideas for integrating substance use prevention efforts into your WIC programs.
For information about handling Issues outside WIC’s staff scope of practice, refer to Appendix 13 of the WIC Substance Use Prevention Guide.
- Give Your Baby a Healthy Start: Brochure with information for WIC participants.
- WIC Infant Nutrition and Feeding Guide: Find recommendations on alcohol as it relates to breastfeeding.
- WIC Breastfeeding Support: Find information, answers to common questions, ways to overcome challenges, and more to help WIC moms breastfeed as much as they can, for as long as they can.