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Breastfeeding & Peer Counselor Program

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Breastfeeding & Peer Counselor Program

We encourage all women to breastfeed their infants. We offer breastfeeding education and assistance by a board-certified Lactation Consultant, breastfeeding peer counselors, and WIC nutritionists who are Certified Breastfeeding Educators.

For more information about the Breastfeeding & Peer Counselor Program, please contact the Breastfeeding Program Manager Lori Bradley at 694-6028, or call a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor:

  • Tammie Bogin at 694-6030 (English)
  • Joseline Chavez at 694-6031 (Spanish)

Breastfeeding Counseling Services

Services available at no charge:

  • breastpump loan program
  • book loan program
  • breastfeeding classes
  • breastfeeding peer counselor assistance
  • support groups
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Please contact the WIC office at (828) 694-6030 for more information.


Benefits of Breastfeeding

Learn more about the benefits of breastfeeding. For additional breastfeeding help, visit La Leche League International.

The Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics strongly support breastfeeding.

It's Only Natural...Mother's Love. Mother's Milk. (Womenshealth.gov)

Learn What Medications Affect Your Baby Through Breastfeeding


Employer Solutions

The Black Rose Restaurant in Hendersonville, NC, was recognized as a business that fully supports nursing women. See what your business can do to support breastfeeding.

If you are a business interested in creating a breastfeeding friendly worksite, please read The Business Case for Breastfeeding.

 

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Department of Public Health • 1200 Spartanburg Highway, Suite 100 • Hendersonville, NC 28792 • (828) 692-4223

Last updated October 12, 2017