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.
WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator
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 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
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
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:
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
Other Resources for
|Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies PowerLine||1-800-300-9003|
|LaLeche League (Call for local information||404-681-6332|
|CDC Breastfeeding Helpline||800-994-9662|
Local Hospital Lactation Departments
Breastfeeding Support Group
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Clayton County Board of Health