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Breastfeeding

Contact Us:

  •  850-833-9254 / 850-689-7858
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    Mailing Address

    221 Hospital Drive NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 

    810 E. James Lee Blvd., Crestview, FL 32539 

     


The Supplemental Nutrition Program For Women, Infants and Children's (WIC) Breastfeeding Program in Okaloosa County Provides: 

Breastfeeding Support:: 

  • Peer Counselors
  • Certified Lactation Counselors
  • Lactation Consultants
  • Breast pump Loan Program
  • Breastfeeding Classes

Peer Counselors: 

Mother-to-mother support has proven to be one of the most successful approaches to encourage mothers to breastfeed their infants. The WIC Peer Counselor:

  • Serves as role model
  • Helps develop your personal breastfeeding plan to get you and baby off to a good start.
  • Supports and encourages you to reach your breastfeeding goals.
  • Teaches classes and provides education
  • Provides referrals when necessary

International Board Certified Lactation Consultants: 

The Certified Lactation Counselor® (CLC®) certification identifies a professional in lactation counseling who has demonstrated the necessary skills, knowledge, and attitudes to provide clinical breastfeeding counseling and management support to families who are thinking about breastfeeding or who have questions or problems during the course of breastfeeding/lactation. ALPP - CLC Certification | Become a Certified Lactation Counselor

Breast Pump Loan Program: 

Electric breast pumps are available to qualified breastfeeding mothers. The breastfeeding support staff with determine if you qualify for an electric breast pump.
Please take a moment to review and complete one of the verification forms below to help begin the process.

Breastfeeding Classes:  

Breastfeeding classes are available to WIC clients for FREE! The class covers a wide range of topics related to breastfeeding including:

  • Myths and concerns of breastfeeding
  • How breastfeeding works
  • Positioning and Latching at the breast

For more information contact our Breastfeeding Coordinator:

Donna Burns CLC
Tel: 850-344-0638

Helpful Breastfeeding Links

Every Drop Counts Toward Every Ounce When Offering Breastmilk To Your Infant-Spanish (PDF 209 KB)