ST. CLAIR COUNTY SUPPORTS BREASTFEEDING
St. Clair County Health Department WIC supports breastfeeding mothers, which in turn, helps to support healthy communities. Your family, especially your partner, will be vital to helping you meet your breastfeeding goals. It takes time, practice, patience and teamwork. It’s a good idea to talk about your decision to breastfeed before your baby arrives. This will give you time to learn, prepare, and plan together.
Information presented here is intended to help moms and babies reach their fullest health potential. Breastfeeding is unparalleled in providing the basis for good health and good eating habits for a happy, healthy lifetime.
How much does it matter? Every ounce counts!
St. Clair County WIC has Breastfeeding Peer Counselors on staff to help families get ready for breastfeeding by offering breastfeeding classes and support throughout your breastfeeding journey.
ST. CLAIR COUNTY WIC BREASTFEEDING PEER COUNSELOR
Breastfeeding Peer Counselors are moms just like you, who breastfed their children. They are trained to answer common breastfeeding questions. Peer counselors have an important role in educating, supporting and encouraging WIC mothers to reach their breastfeeding goals.
Peer Counselors play a key role in WIC. They provide services through classes, support groups, one-on-one counseling sessions and phone calls.
For help with any breastfeeding issues or concerns, please contact our breastfeeding specialists at the numbers listed below:
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
(810) 434-2383 (call or text)
ST. CLAIR COUNTY WIC LACTATION CONSULTANT
The International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is an important part of the Maternal-Child Healthcare team with specialized skills in breastfeeding care and management. IBCLCs use a problem-solving approach through comprehensive assessment to promote successful breastfeeding. Research has shown improved breastfeeding outcomes when mothers and infants receive the services of an IBCLC.
Samantha is also a Registered Nurse with over 16 years of experience working with breastfeeding families in the Family Birthplace Setting, Maternal Infant Health Program, and currently with the WIC program located at the St. Clair County Health Department.