Breastfeeding Support

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, please complete this Referral Form .

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

In addition, the Jefferson County WIC Agency's Peer Counselors host regular get-togethers for pregnant or breastfeeding moms. Bring your families - everyone is welcome! Groups meet weekly on Fort Drum from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the following community centers:

  • 1st Friday-Rhicard Hills
  • 2nd Friday-Monument Ridge
  • 3rd Friday-Adirondack Creek
  • 4th Friday-Crescent Woods

Groups also meet the 4th Thursday of every month from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at The Reading Room at Salmon Run Mall.

For more details, call or text 315-836-5464, 315-836-6341, or 315-804-1725. For further assistance you can also call the NYS 24-hour breastfeeding hotline at 518-221-7183 or visit breastfeedingpartners.org.

Watch this video for more information about your breastfeeding rights in our community.

Breastfeeding is the gift that lasts a lifetime!

Contact

April Bennett
Nutrition and Health Educator
Aln48@cornell.edu
(315) 788-8450 ext. 265

Last updated May 22, 2017