Erie County Health Department - Erie County Community Health Center

Phone : (419) 626-5623
  24 Hour Toll Free : (888) 399-6065

Breastfeeding and Peer Helper Program

 

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WIC Program Information
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Current Events 

 

Breastfeeding Top 10The Erie-Huron WIC Program strongly promotes, supports, and encourages breastfeeding!  To talk to our WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator or Peer Helper simply call one of our 3 locations.

Breastfeeding News:  The Ohio Department of Health, along with the American Academy of Pediatrics, recommends feeding only breast milk for the first six months of life followed by continued breastfeeding for 1 year or longer, as mutually desired by mother and child.

Save The Date:  The Big Latch on! Friday, August 3rd, 2018 (More details coming soon.)

WIC Peer Helper Program:

The role of the WIC breastfeeding Peer Helper.

“What I like most about my job is helping our participants learn about the many health benefits of breastfeeding and helping them to achieve their breastfeeding goal”. Kimberly, Peer Helper

Peer Helpers are women in the community with personal breastfeeding experience. Peers assist by establishing a connection with families, help moms manage common concerns, provide ongoing encouragement and offer comfort outside the usual work day. To connect with our Peer Helper, call 419-668-6855.

Local Breastfeeding Support
Erie-Huron WIC Program Phone: (419) 626-5623 ext. 150 or (419) 668-6855

Firelands Regional Medical Center, Lactation Services Phone: (419) 557-7596

La Leche League of Erie County Phone: (419) 433-6352

Fisher Titus Medical Center, Lactation Services Phone: (419) 660-2117 ext. 6491

The Bellevue Hospital, Lactation Services Phone: (419) 483-4040 ext. 4295

Mercy Regional Medicat Center, Breastfeeding Support Group Phone: (419) 960-4996

Breastfeeding Resources:

Looking for a Lactation Consultant in your area?   The Ohio Lactation Consultant Association  (OLCA) is one of the oldest and most active affiliates of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA).

Are you struggling with your milk supply? Visit lowmilksupply.org.

Breastfeeding Outreach:

Firelands Area Breastfeeding Alliance (FABA)