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WIC Peer Counseling – Breastfeeding Education and Support You Can Count On

Whether you’re pregnant or a new mom, WIC Peer Counselors at Cobb & Douglas Public Health are here to support you throughout your breastfeeding journey.

Peer counselors are mothers who share their own experiences and provide help, advice and support based on research and knowledge from experts. Talking to a peer counselor during and after pregnancy helps you develop the confidence and skill to breastfeed successfully.

Top 5 Reasons to Breastfeed

  • It’s the best nutrition for baby, helping them grow and develop
  • Breast milk helps babies fight off sickness and disease
  • Protects mothers from breast and ovarian cancer, diabetes and heart disease
  • It’s affordable
  • Helps build a special bond between you and your baby!

FREE Breastfeeding Support!

Join us for our monthly support group, facilitated by WIC breastfeeding educators, where they can help you with the following and more:

  • Answer your breastfeeding questions
  • Get help with latching
  • Meet other moms

We meet the 4th Tuesday of every month from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Marietta Public Health Center (1738 County Services Pkwy,  Marietta, GA  30008)

Babies, family and friends are always welcome!

Our 2024 Meeting Dates:

  • January 23
  • February 27
  • March 26
  • April 23
  • May 28
  • June 25

 

  • July 23
  • August 27
  • September 24
  • October 22
  • November 26
  • December 17

Guidance and Encouragement from Experienced Moms

Peer counselors are moms with experience breastfeeding their own children and have extensive training to help you throughout your breastfeeding journey. They provide you with one-on-one encouragement, counseling, and advice before and after delivery so you know what to expect and can feel confident that you’re providing the nutrition baby needs. Meet with them in person or chat by phone—the choice is yours!

Be Prepared and Connect with Other Moms Like You

Peer counselors teach hands-on educational classes, to inform and guide you along the way. This opportunity also lets you connect with other breastfeeding moms to build friendships and create your own network of support.

Additional Resources and Referrals

The WIC Peer Counseling program also provides access to important resources that you may not have known were available to you, such as breast pumps and additional WIC foods. Just ask your peer counselor!

Online Resources

Whether you’re preparing to breastfeed or are breastfeeding now, the links provided below contain important information on what to expect and answer your most pressing questions.

If you have unique needs while breastfeeding, peer counselors may refer you to a supervisor, breastfeeding coordinator, nurse, nutritionist, lactation consultant, or other health care professional.

How Do I Qualify for the Peer Counselor Program?

To qualify for the program, you must:

  • Be a WIC participant. To find out if you are eligible for WIC or to apply for WIC services, please call 770-514-2389 
  • Live in Georgia
  • Be pregnant or breastfeeding an infant

For more information, please visit https://wicbreastfeeding.fns.usda.gov/get-support-wic

Enroll to Receive Peer Counseling Services

If you meet the above criteria, reach out to your local WIC clinic, and ask how to register for the WIC Peer Counselor program. It’s quick and easy! Or simply fill out the form below.

Have a question or want to enroll? Call us at 770-514-2389 for the fastest response or complete the form below and we will follow up with you.

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Find Out How Peer Counselors Helped Moms Katie and Alandra:

Want to Help Moms and Babies Succeed at Breastfeeding? Become a WIC Peer Counselor!

WIC Peer Counselors provide mom-to-mom breastfeeding support and important one-on-one education. Common topics include:

  •  WIC breastfeeding benefits
  • How your body prepares for breastfeeding
  • Birthing plans and how to engage family and friends for support
  • Infant hunger cues
  • Breastfeeding in the first few hours, initial weeks and beyond
  • Breastfeeding positions and how to comfortably feed in public
  • How to make plenty of breastmilk and stay close with baby after you return to work or school
  • Using a breast pump correctly

To become a WIC Peer Counselor, you must be a current or former WIC participant and have breastfed for at least six months. Read the job description and find out how to apply in our district.

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Want to Help Moms and Babies Succeed at Breastfeeding? Become a WIC Peer Counselor!

WIC Peer Counselors provide mom-to-mom breastfeeding support and important one-on-one education. Common topics include:

  •  WIC breastfeeding benefits
  • How your body prepares for breastfeeding
  • Birthing plans and how to engage family and friends for support
  • Infant hunger cues
  • Breastfeeding in the first few hours, initial weeks and beyond
  • Breastfeeding positions and how to comfortably feed in public
  • How to make plenty of breastmilk and stay close with baby after you return to work or school
  • Using a breast pump correctly

To become a WIC Peer Counselor, you must be a current or former WIC participant and have breastfed for at least six months. Read the job description and find out how to apply in our district.

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