“The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for approximately 6 months after birth. Furthermore, the AAP supports continued breastfeeding, along with appropriate complementary foods introduced at about 6 months, as long as mutually desired by mother and child for 2 years or beyond.”
Breastfeeding peer helpers are women in the community with personal breastfeeding experience. Peers offer mother-to-mother encouragement and support to help families reach their breastfeeding goals and provide information to help foster a positive and successful breastfeeding experience.
Looking to get a breast pump? Most insurance plans cover breast pumps for expecting mothers, but each program is slightly different. You’ll want to check with your insurance provider to find out what is covered before your baby arrives. If you are unable to get a pump through insurance or you don’t have insurance, you may be eligible to receive one through WIC. Reach out to our WIC breastfeeding support staff to discuss which option is best for you!