Every parent wants what is best for their baby.
Breastfeeding is best for all babies!
Breastfeeding is the beginning of healthy eating, growth, and development for babies. The frequent close contact from breastfeeding helps to build a loving relationship that enhances a child’s development. Breastfeeding also provides healthy eating through a nurturing environment that plays a significant role in optimizing health and preventing chronic disease.
The WIC program is dedicated to promoting and supporting breastfeeding for all mothers and their babies.
Benefits of Breastfeeding
Oregon.gov Public Health
Healthy Birth Practices
What You Need to Know
About Breastfeeding (Joint Commission on
Women's Health.gov (See "Why Breastfeeding is
PROmom 101 Reasons to Breastfeed
Quality Information: Everything You Would Ever Want to
Your Guide to Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon
Breastfeeding Basics (California Public Health)
Texas WIC- Award winning site
Le Leche League International
Jack Newman articles & videos
Breastfeeding Made Simple
Questions about Latch and Soreness
Latch Videos from
How to Hand Express Breast
Milk & Correct Latch (Stanford University)
Soreness Soon After Delivery
Breastfeeding Hurt (California Public Health,
Breastfeeding & Healthy Living)
When Babies Are Born a
March of Dimes
Kelly Mom advice
Breastfeeding Management of
the Late Preterm Infant
Breastfeeding Your Late Term
Going Back to Work or
Work and Pump: Kirsten Berggren offers strategies for working without weaning
La Leche League:
Articles from La Leche League's New Beginnings on working and
Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon: Useful information on working and Breastfeeding
Texas Department of State Health Services: Information for working moms
Centers for Disease Control: CDC guidelines for storing breast milk
Hale Publishing: Informative pamphlet on
breastfeeding and working
La Leche League - Newborn
Kellymom - Breastfeeding Multiples
Stanford Hand Expression video
(How to Maximize Production for Any Mother)
Low Milk Supply
Low Milk Supply
(low milk supply information)
La Leche League
(milk supply issues)
Dr. Jack Newman
What do I need to eat to make good milk?
Oregon WIC Program
What about medicines, drugs and alcohol?
Infantrisk.org: The Infant Risk Center at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is dedicated to providing up-to-date evidence based information on the use of medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The goal is to provide accurate information regarding the risks of exposure to mothers and their babies. The Infant Risk Center is open to answer calls from anyone
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm central time. Call (806)-352-2519.
Drugs of abuse also covered.
LactMed Database: LactMed is a free online database with information on drugs
and lactation. LactMed includes information such as maternal
levels in breast milk, infant levels in blood, potential effects in
breastfeeding infants and on lactation itself, and alternate
drugs to consider.
Other Important Resources
Stanford's Hand Expression:
How to hand express breast milk, correct latch,
and build milk supply
Laid Back Breastfeeding Video
for Health Professionals
Academy of Breastfeeding
Medicine: Clinical protocols are
available as guidelines for the care of
breastfeeding mothers and infants
Academy of Pediatrics
Breastfeeding Policy Statement
Baby Friendly Hospital USA:
Non-profit organization implementing the Baby
Friendly Hospital Initiative in the USA
An academic, non-commercial, short course on the
fundamentals of breastfeeding.
CDC Data on Breastfeeding
Growing a First
Food Movement - Coming Together in Support of
Consultant Association: Professional
association for lactation consultants and
breastfeeding promotion advocates
La Leche League
World Alliance for
Breastfeeding Action: Generates
information on World Breastfeeding Week
World Health Organization
Breastfeeding is Best Feeding
Have you ever wished for a “Fairy Breastfeeding Mother” to
help solve your nursing concerns?
We know that every baby is unique, and that breastfeeding evolves and changes almost week by week. Every
nursing mother has to learn what works best for her and her baby.
If you have
questions or concerns about breastfeeding, Douglas County WIC is here to help
you! You may call us during regular office hours. It is our goal is answer each question as quickly as possible. Your questions will be answered by the WIC staff.
WIC Nutrition Counselors
Dottie, Judy, Kathleen, and Terry
If you have questions or
concerns about breastfeeding,
our WIC staff will help
connect you with
Anita McIntyre, RN, our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Call us today!
We answer each breastfeeding question personally, and we attempt to do so promptly and thoroughly. Information given cannot be construed as medical advice. Please check with your health care provider when making decisions that may impact the health and well-being of you and/or your child. Unpredictable events can happen with computers, and electronic communication. Sometimes we may not be able to contact you as quickly as we would like to due to uncontrollable circumstances. If you are concerned about your breastfeeding situation, or about your health or the health of your child, please do not wait for us to respond. Call your health care provider immediately. Additionally, please be aware that our lactation consultant tailors her response to your specific situation, taking into account the information you have shared. Our response to you may not be appropriate for other mothers, since each mother and baby couple is unique.
There are times when a person needs more information. If at any time you need more personalized advice,
you may be offered a phone call or scheduled for an office visit. A note may be put in your WIC file so that each staff person
can continue to offer support.