Who is a WIC Peer Counselor?
WIC breastfeeding peer counselors are moms who have breastfed their babies. They live and work in your community. Peer counselors have been trained in breastfeeding support, so they can provide information and suggestions that have been proven to work for many mothers and babies.
What does a Scotland County WIC Peer Counselor Do?
- Gives basic breastfeeding information
- Contacts moms during pregnancy and the early days of breastfeeding by telephone or at the Scotland County WIC clinic.
- Follows up with moms until they wean their babies
- Refers moms to healthcare providers as needed
How can a WIC Peer Counselor Help?
They can help you:
- Get a good start breastfeeding your baby
- Know how to make plenty of milk for your baby
- Learn how to breastfeed when you are in public
- Keep breastfeeding when you go back to work or school
- Get support from your family and friends
- Deal with your breastfeeding concerns
- Find answers to your breastfeeding questions
How Can You Get Peer Counselor Support?
Call the Scotland County Breastfeeding Peer Counselor at 910-277-2470 ext 4490.
The peer counselor can:
- Answer questions and provide information about the program
- Help arrange a clinic visit for WIC mothers and babies to enroll in the program
Meet the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor of Scotland County WIC:
Priscilla is a mother just like you. She lives in your community and has
breastfed her own babies. She has been carefully selected by WIC to help give new
mothers information about feeding their babies.
She is here to give you support to meet your own goals for feeding your baby.