Breastfeeding Support

The Ohio WIC program promotes breastfeeding as normal and natural infant feeding. Ohio WIC also teaches mothers how to breastfeed and overcome problems. Marion County WIC has an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), CLC’s (Certified Lactation Counselors) and a breastfeeding peer helper for additional support. All major health professional associations including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend breast milk over artificial baby food.

Marion County WIC Breastfeeding Classes

To provide encouragement and support for breastfeeding mothers, WIC offers breastfeeding related support classes for WIC and non-WIC participants.

Breastfeeding Class– This class is held at Marion Public Health -WIC, on the first Thursday of each month, 11am to 12pm and 3pm to 3pm, and open to any pregnant women.  It provides breastfeeding information via IBCLC and CLC presentations, videos, interaction, and handouts. Anyone interested can call the office at (740) 383-5533 for more information.

Breastfeeding class dates:

  • Thursday, January 7, 2016
  • Thursday, February 4, 2016
  • Thursday, March 3, 2016
  • Thursday, April 7, 2016
  • Thursday, May 5, 2016
  • Thursday, June 2, 2016
  • Thursday, July 7, 2016
  • Thursday, August 4, 2016
  • Thursday, September 1, 2016

Breastfeeding Support Class– This class is held at the Marion Public Health – WIC, on the third Thursday of each month, 11am to 12pm, and open to any breastfeeding women.  Each month a breastfeeding and nutrition topic is discussed.  Also class attendees concerns are addressed. Anyone interested can call the office at (740) 383-5533 for more information.

Breastfeeding support class dates:

  • Thursday, January 21, 2016
  • Thursday, February 18, 2016
  • Thursday, March 17, 2016
  • Thursday, April 21, 2016
  • Thursday, May 19, 2016
  • Thursday, June 16, 2016
  • Thursday, July 21, 2016
  • Thursday, August 18, 2016
  • Thursday, September 15, 2016

Resources

Kelly Mom

Breastfeeding

Women’s Health – Breastfeeding

Le Leche League of the United States – Breastfeeding support group

To find an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in your area go to www.ohio-olca.org

National Breastfeeding Helpline 1-800-994-9662 (TDD 1-888-220-5446)

The information provided on these websites may not be written by a physician or health care provider. Always consult your health care provider or lactation consultant before making decisions regarding your individual situation.