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The Clayton County Board of Health (CCBOH) coordinates the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program.  It features breastfeeding classes, breastfeeding food packages, a WIC Breast Pump Program, and other breastfeeding resources such as websites and contact information for websites, support groups and local hospital lactation departments. 

Brandy Coffee, CLC
WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator
Brandy.Coffee@dph.ga.gov
678-610-7343

Breastfeeding Mother


What is a Breastfeeding Peer Counseor?

A Breastfeeding Peer Counselor is a WIC-enrolled mother who lieves in the community and has sucessfully breastfed her baby. Breastfeeding Peer Counselors also:

For more information, please call 678-727-6583 or 404-576-4349.

Breastfeeding Classes

Breastfeeding classes are offered every Wednesday at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.  These free classes allow WIC-eligible, pregnant woman, as well as their partners, to learn about breastfeeding.  The group is led by a trained breastfeeding peer counselor.  Class topics include:

 

Breastfeeding Food Package

Breastfeeding Food Package*Exclusive Breastfeeding Mothers receive:
Six (6) gallons of milk
Three (3) containers of juice
Two (2) dozen eggs
$10 for fruits and vegetables
One (1) pound of beans
16-18 ounces of peanut butter
One (1) pound of cheese
16 ounces of whole grains
36 ounces of cereal
Four (4) cans of fish

 

*Exclusively Breastfed Infants receive:

Exclusive breastfeeding mothers can also receive WIC vouchers for up to one year.

*Exclusive breastfeeding means that the infant receives only breast milk, no formula.

WIC Breast Pump Program
Breast Pump 

Purpose

  • To improve the health of both women and infants by helping woman provide the best possible nutrition available - mother's milk.

 

Types of Breast Pumps

To meet the needs of all breastfeeding moms, the Clayton County Board of Health Women Infants and Children (WIC) program has three types of pumps:

  • *Multi-user electric breast pumps  may be loaned to WIC moms who need to establish their milk supply without their baby, such as in cases of prematurity, sick newborn, or other special needs.  WIC participants who are loaned a multi-user electric pump should be given a milk collection kit that is theirs to keep.
  • *Personal-use electric breast pump  may be given to WIC moms who need help in maintaining an already well-established milk supply in cases such as returning to work or school or other special circumstances, and who plan to exclusively breastfeed for at least six (6) months and will not be expecting formula from WIC.
  • *Manual breast pumps may be given to WIC moms for any reason.

Breast pumps are offered to participants based on need.  Staff will educate breastfeeding women about hand expression as well as the importance of feeding their infant at the breast.

WIC mothers choosing to breastfeed are provided information through counseling and breastfeeding educational materials.  Breastfeeding mothers receive follow up support through peer counselors. Breastfeeding mothers are eligible to participate in WIC longer than non-breastfeeding mothers. 

Mothers who exclusively breastfeed their infants receive an enhanced food package. Breastfeeding mothers can receive breast pumps, breast shells or nursing supplementers to help support the initiation and continuation of breastfeeding.

 

Brandy Coffee, CLC
WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator
Brandy.Coffee@dph.ga.gov
678-610-7343


 

Other Resources for Breastfeeding Families

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies PowerLine  1-800-300-9003
LaLeche League (Call for local information 404-681-6332
CDC Breastfeeding Helpline 800-994-9662
ZipMilk.org

Local Hospital Lactation Departments

Southern Regional Medical Center
770-991-8014

DeKalb Medical Center
404-501-8345

Piedmont Henry Hospital
678-604-4896

Breastfeeding Support Group

B-Links
wombstheresa@gmail.com
404-553-1614
Clayton County Library Headquarters
(865 Battle Creek Road, Jonesboro)
Group meets once a month, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Helpful Websites  

Amy's Babies - www.amysbabies.com
Baby Goo Roo - www.babygooroo.com
Hale Publishing -
www.ibreastfeeding.com
KellyMom -
www.kellymom.com

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding

 

Clayton County Board of Health
www.claytoncountypublichealth.org/wic