WIC Nutrition Coordinators & Breastfeeding Coordinators

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, popularly known as WIC, promotes breastfeeding as the optimal infant feeding choice unless otherwise medically advised. Program administrators and health and nutrition coordinators may use this resource to identify state WIC leaders and breastfeeding coordinators.

Grandchild on the Way?

Grandparents play a significant role in encouraging expectant mothers to breastfeed their grandchild. Program staff and families may use this resource to learn about the benefits of breastfeeding. It gives grandparents helpful information about bottle feeding a breastfed grandchild, and offers them tips to support breastfeeding mothers.

To Baby with Love: Overcoming Breastfeeding Barriers (DVD information)

This link provides ordering information for a DVD that discusses common breastfeeding challenges and solutions. Health and nutrition coordinators, program staff, and families learn how working together may help mothers overcome breastfeeding barriers like breastfeeding in public, cultural barriers, and pain from breastfeeding.

Federal Resources on Breastfeeding

The federal resources below provide current information on a variety of topics related to breastfeeding. Early Head Start and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs can share data and tips with expectant families and families with breastfeeding children. It also may be useful to program administrators, staff, and health and nutrition coordinators.

Breastfeeding: Why Not Give It a Try?

Learn about the health benefits of breastfeeding and receive helpful suggestions on breastfeeding in public. Staff members as well as pregnant and breastfeeding women will find this resource helpful in addressing common breastfeeding concerns. The booklet provides pictures and descriptions of different breastfeeding positions.