Breastfeeding is the most natural way to feed our babies, but it
isn't always easy to get started. Most moms need some help at first. If you are
a new or expectant Mom who wants to breastfeed, contact us at 315-788-8450
before or after your baby is born.
If you would like us to contact you, fill out our online Referral Form or download a paper copy of our Referral Form.
can help moms by giving support:
- Over the phone
- During one-on-one consultations
- In group workshops/support groups
- In person or online through Zoom or Microsoft Teams
You can learn about:
- Mother's health
- The importance of
breastfeeding for mothers and babies
- Changes that happen when
you are pregnant that get you ready to breastfeed your baby
- How to position your
baby to get proper latch and prevent sore nipples
- How to pump and store
breast milk, and how long it can be kept at room temperature, in the
refrigerator, or in the freezer
- How to breastfeed in
public, and the laws that protect breastfeeding mothers
For more details, see this brochure. For further assistance you can also call the NYS 24-hour
breastfeeding hotline at 518-221-7183.
Watch this video for more information about your breastfeeding rights in our community.
More resources including videos about common breastfeeding questions and challenges.
WIC North Country Breastfeeding Peer Counselors Facebook Group
Breastfeeding is the gift that lasts a lifetime!
Last updated January 25, 2022