WIC clients receive encouragement and instruction in breastfeeding. Learning to breastfeed your newborn is a bonding experience, and we are here to help if challenges come up. We work with your family to find the right approach, and celebrate every family's unique situation.
If needed, breastfeeding women may be provided breast pumps free of charge. WIC helps clients learn why breastfeeding is a healthy start for their baby, how to breastfeed while working, Dad's role in supporting breastfeeding, tips for teens who breastfeed, how to pump and store breast milk, and much more.
This support class is an opportunity to ask questions and receive guidance for a public health nurse and lactation consultant. Topics include breastfeeding challenges, pumping, and feeding in the first two weeks. Classes are held 9:30-10:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at 1791 NE 1st Ave., Oak Harbor. Complete a referral form to sign up.