Breastfeeding Support

We support breastfeeding as the #1 choice for newborn and infant nutrition!  Breast milk provides babies with perfect nutrition containing the nutrients and antibodies babies needs for excellent health.  It is easier for babies to digest and creates a bond between mother and child.  Breastfeeding also has health benefits for the nursing mother. We have a number of initiatives that support breastfeeding:

Breast/chest Feeding Support Program

We support breast/chestfeeding as the #1 choice for newborn and infant nutrition!  

The advantages of human milk to infants

cannot be matched by any other form of feeding. Human milk provides unique nutrients and antibodies that help protect babies from illnesses/diseases such as ear infections, lower respiratory infections, allergies and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), obesity, and diabetes. Breast/chestfeeding benefits parents too! Parents who breast/chestfeed have less bleeding after birth and parents who breast/chestfeed are less likely to develop breast or ovarian cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.⬆

Join our breast/chest feeding group! Little Feeders Circle of Support
Bring your little ones, meet other parents, and engage in breastfeeding education and peer support. Group is led by a Certified Lactation Counselor! For questions or additional information call us at 518-873-3500
Lactation (breast/chestfeeding) Support

We have a Certified Lactation Counselors (CLC) available to work with all families -regardless of income – during all stages of lactation to assist families through their feeding journey. The benefits to babies, moms and families are endless and we are committed to providing this support, either through in-person visits or by phone. Any provider or agency can refer, as well as moms themselves!  Call 518-873-3500 to ask for this service or make an appointment.

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Connection

The WIC Program can connect WIC participants with a Peer Counselor.  Peer counselors have breastfed at least one infant and received special training from WIC on how to provide breastfeeding support. Call 518-873-3500 for more information.

Breast Pump Availability

Most insurance companies cover the cost of a breast pump. Call your insurance company directly to determine what pumps are available. The WIC Program can also issue personal use breast pumps or loan out hospital-grade breast pumps – at no charge! – to WIC participants.  Call 518-873-3560 for more information.